Planting seeds of agrifood systems transformation in Europe

28 cities join the Food Trails Cascade learning programme Following its Call for Cascade Cities, the Food Trails project has selected 28 European local authorities from all over Europe to join its knowledge-sharing activities and learn from the 11 project partner cities’ experiences, innovative approaches, and solutions.   The Cascade learning programme aims to transfer knowledge […]

Good food for all: cities at the forefront of food justice

In 2022, a shocking 8% of the European Union’s population could not afford a meal containing meat, fish, or a vegetarian equivalent every other day. At the same time, food prices in the EU skyrocketed by 18%, exacerbating food poverty, insecurity, and inequality. While recent months have seen a slowdown in inflation rates (5.9% in […]

Long-Term Living Lab Support Towards Food System Transformation

The Food2030 Project’s Family is thrilled to introduce its latest Policy Brief entitled “Long-term Living Lab Support towards Food System Transformation”, realized with the support of the European Commission’s Horizon Result Booster Service. About the Food 2030 Project Family The Food 2030 Project Family is composed of FoodSHIFT 2030, FoodE, Food Trails, Cities 2030, and […]

Finding innovative solutions to public challenges – The Food Trails’ Matchmaking Day

On 9 May, 2023, the most innovative European food-tech startups and SMEs gathered in Milan to participate in the Food Trails Matchmaking Day and meet partner cities and potential investors. The event aimed to facilitate strategic collaborations between the private and public sectors, fostering the transformation of European sustainable food systems. The Matchmaking Day, organised […]

Food Trails at the Edible Cities Network Conference 2023 

The Food Trails cities of Copenhagen, Milan and Bordeaux Metropole took part in the second annual Edible Cities Network Conference, in Barcelona, 15 – 17 March 2023, on the theme “Advancing the Edible City.” The event provided a platform to researchers, policymakers, cities, civil society and entrepreneurs to explore ideas, practices and systems necessary to […]

Launch of the Roadmap for Scaling Impact Investment in Urban Food Systems 

Roadmap for Scaling Impact Investment in Urban Food Systems After over a year of hosting the project’s Investors Living Lab, holding monthly meetings and exchanges, and exploring insights and experiences on impact investing in urban food systems, we are pleased to share the outcome of this work and to launch the Roadmap for Scaling Impact […]

From Policy to Plate: Public Procurement for Sustainable Urban Food Systems 

On 15 March 2023, the Food Trails project hosted an internal knowledge exchange session with the World Bank’s Urban Food System Community of Practice.  Three European cities presented their insights and best practices on the topic of public food procurement, i.e., the food that city governments purchase for public meals, for example in school canteens, […]

Food Trails Investors Living Lab – March 2023 Capstone Webinar

On March 23, 2023, the Food Trails Investors Living Lab hosted its final online gathering: the Lab’s Capstone Webinar.  About the Investors Living Lab In 2022, the Food Trails project invited experts, investors and financial actors to participate in the project’s Investors Living Lab. The Lab convened impact investment actors and a core group of […]