Urban strategies and practices for agriculture and food: six Mediterranean case studies

Soulard Christophe-Toussaint, Banzo Mayté, Perrin Coline, Valette Elodie. 2015. Urban strategies and practices for agriculture and food: six Mediterranean case studies. In : Proceedings of the conference on reconnecting agriculture and food chains to societal needs. Lazio Expo 2015, AiCARE, University of Pisa. Rome : Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society, pp. 495-496. ISBN 978-88-908960-3-3 International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society. 2, Rome, Italie, 14 September 2015/17 September 2015.

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Abstract : This paper discusses the role of cities and local governments in the implementation of strategies for sustainable urban food systems. In six Mediterranean metropolitan regions we analyze urban policies and agricultural practices, along with the political processes involved. The comparison confirms that cities are pertinent actors, capable of encouraging new practices and transversal governance. Nevertheless, questions remain concerning their ability to mobilize the agricultural community, and civil society in general, both elements crucial to the sustainability of any agricultural and food strategy. In concluding, we discuss the conditions that could lead to the emergence and implementation of sustainable urban food systems.1 (Résumé d'auteur)

Classification Agris : E14 - Development economics and policies
A01 - Agriculture - General aspects
E50 - Rural sociology
S01 - Human nutrition - General aspects

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Soulard Christophe-Toussaint, INRA (FRA)
  • Banzo Mayté, Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux III (FRA)
  • Perrin Coline, INRA (FRA)
  • Valette Elodie, CIRAD-ES-UMR TETIS (USA) ORCID: 0000-0002-2104-0445

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