Urban Food Policy Pact

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The Urban Food Policy Pact, representing the coordinated efforts of 45 cities, will be signed on World Food Day at the conclusion of the Milan Expo 2015.

45 Cities Will Sign Urban Food Policy Pact on World Food Day in Milan

The Milan Expo began in May, and focuses on the theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Cities will be vital in accomplishing the goal of feeding the world; around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, and the global proportion of people living in cities will likely reach 65 percent by 2025. The Urban Food Policy Pact (UFPP) will unite city leaders worldwide for the creation of more just and sustainable urban food systems. The pact will address the potential of cities to contribute to food security through urban agriculture, and its proponents expect it to be one of the most significant legacies of the Milan Expo 2015.

Read more about the UFPP HERE.


Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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