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 […]

Where food waste and food aid meet

From urban legends to the refugee crisis, Warsaw is learning from them to tackle food waste, aid distribution, and improve its food system.

Lunching on urban food policies

Read the full Twitter Space conversation between Anna Scavuzzo, Vice Mayor in charge of Food Policy and Education at the City of Milan and Anja Katalin de Cunto

Call for Solutions “Sustainable Food Systems”: 200 applications received

The Food Trails Call for Solutions “Sustainable Food Systems” generated a strong interest: 200 innovative startups (78%) and SMEs (22%) applied from all over Europe and EMEA Countries (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) for the opportunity to develop a pilot within the Food Trails project.  The initiative The Call for Solutions “Sustainable Food Systems” […]

Cities hungry for recognition in EU food

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“There can be no food revolution without cities, so give us a role,” said Alvaro Porro, Commissioner of Social Economy, Local Development and Food Policy in Barcelona. He addressed European Commission representatives during last week’s event, ‘Bringing urban food policy to the table.’ For the first time, around said table, eleven deputy mayors from European cities and […]

A second chance for food waste

In 2023, the European Commission will propose a legislative framework for sustainable food systems, one of the flagship initiatives of the Farm to Fork Strategy. Its goal is accelerating and facilitating the transition towards more sustainable food systems.  European cities are already acting and co-creating measures and policies with citizens and local food stakeholders to […]

Eu Food Cities at TerraMadre2022: what we learnt

On September 22-23, 2022, the Food Trails project participated in Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Turin to showcase the vision of European cities on how to regenerate our Planet through food. Regeneration was indeed the theme of the 14th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: the largest international event dedicated to good, clean, […]

Impact investing for urban food policy actors and stakeholders

What do municipalities and food system actors need to know to maximize opportunities for impact investments, and to make the most of those investments?    On December 1st 2022, the Food Trails Impact Investors Lab hosted a webinar on “Impact investing for urban food policy actors and stakeholders.” Chaired by Joe Robertson, Senior Advisor on Sustainable […]