Food Smart Cities for Development

The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is a global network of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain. Membership in WFTO provides Fair Trade organisations with credibility and identity by way of an international guarantee system, a place of learning where members connect with like-minded people from around the world, tools and training to increase market access, and a common voice that speaks out for Fair Trade and trade justice – and is heard.

WFTO is the home of fair traders: producers, marketers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers that demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade and apply the 10 WFTO Principles of Fair Trade to their supply chain. The works and achievements of its members make WFTO a global authority on Fair Trade and a guardian of Fair Trade values and principles. To learn more, visit website

WFTO involved fair trader actors in one of the project’s main event: The World Fair Trade Week celebration in Milan, from 23 to 31 May 2015. These actors represent the entire Fair Trade chain, and representing Fair Trade organisations from 5 continents.


WFTO brought Fair Trade actors, representing the entire Fair Trade supply chain, to witness the various programs and activities of FSC4D during the Global World Fair Trade Week celebration in Milan. In the weeklong celebration, the WFTO Conference provided space for discussion on food issues, and related topics that affects food production and sustainability such as gender, trade justice, fair wages and fair prices, and solidarity economy.

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Food Smart Cities for Development recommendations and good practices

All the cities partners of Food Smart Cities for Development project contributed to drafting the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, which was  adopted in October 2015. In 2016 Cities and CSOs participating in FSC4D  decided to broaden the scope of the initial MUFPP Framework for Action...

The Dakar Forum: fostering cooperation among West African Cities

From 21 to 23 September 2016  the capital of Senegal hosted the Dakar Forum to discuss and share ideas and projects on the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact implementation and sustainable urban development. The forum saw the participation of six West African Cities: Dakar, Abidjan (Cote...

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Activities in Barcelona

To implement the Food Smart Cities for development  project a new coordinating group has been stablished between: Barcelona’s City Council (Ajuntament de Barcelona), in particular: the Division of Trade and Consumer Affairs (Direcció de Comerç i Consum) and  Division of Global Justice and International Cooperation (Direcció de Justícia...

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Activities in Bilbao

Bilbao promotes a participatory process of discussion and development of guidelines for local food governance involving civil society, citizenship and economic and social sectors that have something to do in the food system of the city. The objective of this strategy is to involve associations...

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Activities in Utrecht

On September 26 2015 the Festival “Hier en Daar” took place to raise awareness on the effects of our decisions ‘here’ to other countries ‘there’. The municipality in cooperation with several parties in Utrecht held workshops on different food themes: Fairtrade and local food in catering...

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Activities in Milan

In 2015 Milan has adopted its food strategy. The path towards the Milan Food Policy started in 2014 when the Municipality of Milan signed an agreement with Fondazione Cariplo aimed at developing a city’s food policy on a five-year team.. The objective is to coordinate...

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Activities in Turin

  Turin was proud to host the 3rd edition of the LED Forum in October 2015. The World Forum on Local Economic Development is launched by UNDP and is held every two years. It aims to gather experts, politicians, administrators, researchers, citizens, students around the issue...