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International meeting between urban governments, researchers and development stakeholders: Urban food policies : markets, catering, urban/rural connexions

Date : November 16, 2015 to November 18, 2015
Location : Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

An internatioanl meeting dedicated to sharing knowledge and practices among local governments of cities and urban regions from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, along with research and development actors. The objective is to contribute through dialogue to a better knowledge and understanding of urban food policies in the world, their construction, modes of action and impacts. This meeting will provide an opportunity to show that, in addition to national policies and international agreements, cities can also make a vital contribution to food security and sustainable food systems. Beyond urban agriculture, already known and discussed further, the conference will explore three strategic levers that city and urban region governments can mobilize : markets infrastructure and logistics (wholesale, retail, transportation, etc. ); catering services (school, popular restaurants, street food, etc.); the new forms of connexions between urban and rural areas (twinning, urban investment in agriculture, etc.). In this perspective, the organizers are calling for contributions from local governments of cities and urban areas in Southern countries that explore experience gained in this three little-studied subject areas. This conference is organized by the UNESCO Chair on world food systems and the French research center CIRAD together with the French Agency for Development - AFD, the FAO - Food for the cities program, the RUAF Foundation, the Regions United Organisation (ORU- Fogar), the Mercadis, Agropolis Fondation and the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH).


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