Milan Pact Awards 2016

On the 14 October 2016 during the MUFPP Second Mayors’ summit the Milan Pact Award has been conferred.
The two monetary prizes have been assigned to Baltimore (US) and Mexico City (Mexico). The “Baltimore Food Policy Initiative” aims at addressing health, economic and environmental disparities by increasing access to healthy affordable food in Baltimore City’s food deserts. Mexico City’s “Community Dining Rooms Program” has set up more than 200 canteens throughout the city in areas with high rates of marginalization in order to offer affordable meals, thus empowering vulnerable people by providing them with an employment. Winners will use the contribution of the awards to exchange their policies and practices with other MUFPP cities
Six special mentions, one for each categoriy of the MUFPP Framework for Action, have been conferred to Vancouver (Governance) for the Vancouver Food Strategy; Birmingham (Sustainable Diets and Nutrition) for its projects to fight childhood obesity; Lusaka (Social and Economic Equity) for the “Women Groups economical empowerment”; Quito (Food Production) for the AGRUPAR programme on urban agriculture; Toronto (Food Supply and Distribution) for “Grab Some Good”, a collaborative initiative aiming at bringing healthy food in underserved communities; Riga (Food Waste) for an innovative method to treat and reuse food waste.

53 practices submitted from 33 cities in 23 countries.
Winning Cities: Baltimore (US) and Mexico City (Mexico) – Special Metions: GOV Vancouver; SDN Birmingham; SEE Lusaka; FP Quito; FSD Toronto; FW Riga.

FAO and the Milan based research institute Economia e Sostenibilità – Està, together with the MUFPP Secretariat, have selected 50 practices from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Milan Pact Awards in the report "The role of cities in the transformation of food systems: sharing lessons from Milan Pact cities".

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Ceremony Milan Pact Awards | Roma 2016

The practices

Geographical Area...
Food Waste
Riga
Lettonia
2016
Food Supply and Distribution
Toronto
Canada
2016
Food Production
Quito
Ecuador
2016
Social and Economic Equity
Lusaka
Zambia
2016
Sustainable Diets and Nutrition
Birmingham
UK
2016
Governance
Vancouver
Canada
2016