Resilient Urban Food Systems: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions. Outcomes of the Resilient Urban Food Systems Forum

Reports
Sectors:
Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition
Organization:
Bonn; World Mayors Council on Climate Change; ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability; Resilient Cities 2013
Author:
Bonn; World Mayors Council on Climate Change; ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability; Resilient Cities 2013
Region:
Global
Resource Publication Date:
June, 2013
Content Format:
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​This report summarizes the discussions from the Resilient Urban Food Systems Forum at the 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change that was held on June 1, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. The report presents opportunities and challenges for the creation of resilient city region food systems, on the basis of discussions, case studies, workshops, and dialogues with over 70 interdisciplinary actors that participated in the forum. What participants considered to be key elements in a food system and a city region is outlined first, followed by the noted challenges and opportunities for making city region food systems. Case studies highlight, in brief, progressive city examples from Canada, Sweden, Brazil, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and others. Suggestions for those working in the field of city region food system, particularly local governments, and provided throughout. 

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