MPA narrative report

04 Oct The narrative report on the role of Milan Pact cities in the transformation of food systems

The Role Of Cities In The Transformation Of Food Systems: Sharing Lessons From Milan Pact Cities is a new narrative report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) and EStà – Economia e Sostenibilità research centre, about the evolving food policy and practice as seen in the  157 city submissions from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 cycles of Milan Pact Awards. This document was presented during the 4th MUFPP Annual Gathering and Mayors Summit in Tel Aviv-Yafo, which took place on September 3-5 2018.

Read on FAO website Urban Food Actions Platform the narrative report on Milan Pact Cities.

An analysis of year trends and geographical distribution by MUFPP categories (Governance, Sustainable Diets and Nutrition, Social and Economic Equity, Food Production, Food Supply and Distribution, Food Waste) shows a progressive urban engagement in developing stronger and more sustainable urban food systems.
The analysis of emerging food policy and practice trends in this report are supplemented by examples taken from the 50 briefs posted on the Urban Food Actions Platform hosted by FAO, in collaboration with the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Secretariat, ICLEI, UCLG and C40 networks, as well as on MUFPP website.

The 2008 global food price crisis, climate change, malnutrition and other current challenges helped spur many cities to realize the need for more comprehensive and systemic approaches to food, nutrition and agriculture in the priorities and governance of cities. Cities have demonstrated their central and growing role in achieving 2030 Sustainable Development Goals since they face several challenges as climate change, economic development, health and environment among other issues.