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Food systems

This section contains publications showcasing concepts which aim to make urban food systems more resilient to anticipated climate change. Click on "More..." or the image to access the document.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013

Type: Report

Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Date: 2013

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. More...

Municipal Food Policy Entrepreneurs: A preliminary analysis of how Canadian cities and regional districts are involved in food system change

Type: Report

Author: Rod MacRae, Kendal Donahue

Publisher: Toronto Food Policy Council, Vancouver Food Policy Council, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

Date: June 2013

Over 64 municipal and regional governments across Canada are using a food systems approach to improve health, generate economic development, address environmental sustainability, and engage communities. The report is the first scan of municipal and regional food policy development in Canada. It reveals that a growing number of communities right across the country have launched food charters, food strategies and action plans, and created food policy councils. More...

Urban poverty, food security and climate change

Type: Paper

Author: Cecilia Tacoli, Budoor Bukhari, Susannah Fisher

Publisher: IIED

Date: 2013

The high and volatile food prices that triggered a renewed interest in food security since the 2008–09 crisis are expected to continue because of factors that include the impacts of climate change. Current policy prescriptions focus on food production; however, a broader approach based on food systems is more appropriate as it encompasses all aspects of food production, storage, distribution and consumption, all of which will be affected by climate change and especially by the growing frequency and severity of extreme weather events. More...