Webinar Series: A Food Strategy For Your City

Wed, 23 June 2021
09:00 - 17:00

As part of the FOOD CITIES 2022 Learning Partnership The Food Foundation delivered a 7 part webinar series, A Food Strategy For Your City.

This series explored the scope of a city food strategy, who can or should be involved in its development, practical policies and levers to enable food system transformation and how to implement a strategy so it delivers positive change.

You can watch all webinars back on our playlist: A Food Strategy For Your City

The webinars ran as follows:

Introduction: Setting the context for City Food Strategies

1: How are cities developing food strategies?

2: What does a food strategy include?

3: What does a food strategy include? - Sustainable food systems: Environment, economy and resilience

4: Your city, your strategy - Engaging stakeholders and citizens in the development of your strategy

5: Your city, your strategy - Data, audits and mapping

6: Turning strategy into action - Implementing your strategy through leadership and partnerships

7: Turning strategy into action – Creating a Good Food Movement

The Food Foundation launched Food Cities 2022 as an innovative Learning Partnership to shape and inform international action to transform food systems.

The initiative hopes to accelerate action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will leverage international collaborations and events (e.g. UNFSS, MUFPP, N4G and C40).

Food Cities 2022 includes three planned webinar series and a robust learning platform. The goal is to engage more Commonwealth cities in Africa and Asia in the Learning Partnership ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK. The partnership is open to all cities interested in developing food policies, strategies and action plans.

The second webinar series will focus on ‘Planning for Food Emergencies’ as cities continue to struggle to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The final series will address areas of interest identified by cities in the learning partnership.

The Food Cities 2022 Learning Platform provides those working on urban food a point from which to navigate the complexity of topics and available resources. It is particularly aimed towards cities in LMICs and those at the beginning of their food strategy journeys. On the platform you will find:

  • syntheses of key guidelines, frameworks and other key resources
  • a breakdown of areas of action, paired with relevant case studies
  • the process and elements of creating a City Food Strategy
  • an explanation of various global networks
  • news and events.

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