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Six lessons from transforming city food systems

The current food system doesn’t work. Industrial farming has turned agriculture into a substantial source of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, and is driving biodiversity loss. In 2019, 15 city governments set out to change that. Three years on, this is what they have learnt.

1. Begin by mapping the system

2. Develop infrastructure, awareness, and digital tools to reduce food waste

3. Provide funds that propel innovation

4. Leveraging cities’ unique buying power can accelerate progress…

5. …especially towards food production that has regenerative outcomes

6. Transformation can’t be driven by cities alone



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