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Publication | 13 April 2021

Urban food Systems Governance - Current Context and Future Opportunities

Ensuring adequate food for people is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of national governments. Historically, governments have invested considerable resources in increasing production of staple foodstuffs to meet national food demands with a focus on the rural farmer. However, the way we live today reveals how the food system affects nutrition and health, livelihoods and jobs and the sustainability of the planet. Changing diets, technology, urbanization, and climate change are shifting how national governments address the food system. Pandemics like COVID-19 are forcing nations to face food system issues in all their dimensions.

Urban food Systems Governance - Current Context and Future Opportunities
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