In the framework of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, the Let's Food Cities project aims to encourage cities transition towards sustainable territorial food systems by promoting the exchange of good practices.
For 2 years (2017 - 2019), the Let's Food team studied 14 city-regions, 7 in France, and 7 in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, all forming 7 duos of cities already having special cooperation relations:
- Bordeaux (France) / Guanajuato (Mexico)
- Marseille (France) / Valparaiso (Chile)
- Lyon (France) / Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
- Paris (France) / Tehran (Iran)
- Montpellier (France) / Fez (Morocco)
- Grenoble (France) / Sfax (Tunisia)
- Nantes (France) / Durban (South Africa).
For each city, an assessment of the local food system is conducted, highlighting:
- the main challenges facing the territory in terms of: food production, supply and distribution, social and economic equity, food diets, losses and waste, food governance.
- the solutions put in place by local public authorities, the private sector and associations to address these issues.
More than 200 initiatives have been identified so far, and are ready to be spread through the Food Ideas platform, a tool that helps inspire local stakeholders from all regions!