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19 Oct 2019
Sao Paulo special mention 2019 on Food Waste

Title: Municipal Programme on Food Waste and Loss CombatCampaign on food waste combat in public supply equipment.City: Sao PauloCountry: Brazil Population: 12 millionDate of start: 10/2017SDGs: 2,8,12 Description São Paulo, is a city with 12 million people, where food waste prevails and the number of people in food insecurity,...

19 Oct 2019
Montpellier special mention 2019 on Food Supply & Distribution

Title: Structuring the Sustainable SupplyStructuring the territorial supply chains for sustainable nutritionCity: MontpellierCountry: France Population: 285,000Date of start: 06/2014SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 Description Structuring the food supply chains initiated and managed by a multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary working group,...

19 Oct 2019
Rio de Janeiro special mention 2019 on Food Production

Title: Hortas Cariocas ProgramCity: Rio de JaneiroCountry: Brazil Population: 6,700,000Date of start: 09/2006SDGs: 3, 8, 9, 11  Description Created in 2006, Hortas Cariocas seeks to bring the population closer to urban and organic agriculture, as well as to encourage jobs for the local population and to serve as a...

19 Oct 2019
Nairobi special mention 2019 on Social & Economic Equity

Title: Urban Early Warning and Early Action Initiative (UEWEA)Country: KenyaPopulation: 3,100,000Date of start: 02/2017SDGs: 1,2,11 Description A civil unrest took place in late 2007 and early 2008 in which supply routes of food to the city were cut-off. There was an acute food insecurity in the city but existing tools...

19 Oct 2019
Kazan special mention 2019 on Sustainable Diet & Nutrition

Title: The preschool & school meal delivery system reformCountry: Russian FederationPopulation: 1,252,000Date of start: 08/2006SDGs: 2,3,4,12 Description Due to the increasing sightings of children obesity and diseases of digestive system in 2006, was approved the municipal program “Healthy nutrition for children”. To implement the program, a dedicated “Department of Food...

19 Oct 2019
Tel Aviv special mention 2019 on Governance

Title: Green EurovisionPilot for sustainable large-scale events through reducing environmental impactCountry: IsraelPopulation: 438,820Date of start: 05/2019SDGs: 11, 12 ABSTRACT The Green Eurovision (GE) initiative worked to find solutions to the environmental impacts of food festivals and aimed to create a guideline for running sustainable large-scale city events in the future. Using...

11 Oct 2019
Mezitli won the 2019 Award

Title: Mezitli Female Producers’ MarketMezitli Female Producers’ Market as a social innovation method fo social inclusion.Country: TurkeyPopulation: 194,014Date of start: 08/2014SDGs: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 ABSTRACT Produce Plus offers residenMezitli was founded as a municipality in 1968, but it was just in 2008 that...

11 Oct 2019
Washington DC won the 2019 Award

Title: Food as Medicine in Washington DCExpanding access to healthy, affordable food for low-income residents who suffer from high rates of diet-related chronic diseasesCountry: United StatesPopulation: 702,000Date of start: 01/2013SDGs: 2, 3, 10.Twitter: @produceplusdc @DCFoodPolicy @_DCHealthInstagram: DC GreensWebsite: https://www.dcgreens.org/produce-rx  Website: https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/produce-plus-program ABSTRACT Since 2013 Washington...

10 Oct 2019
Food Policy – the key factor for the sustainability Agenda of Cities and Mayors

The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact’s members met in Montpellier  - from the 7th to the 9th October  - for the 5th Annual Gathering in order to discuss and update knowledge and experiences on sustainable food systems and local practices and to build new partnership for development. The two-days meeting...

19 Jun 2019
How food can be the key to a long-term climate change solution

During the EAT Forum 2019, the C40 City Group presented an innovative report related to the measurement of urban emissions. The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5° World, produced in collaboration with the University of Leeds and Arup, puts urban consumption of goods, food...