Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

Think piece series Food for Thought No.3
08 May 2018

What do booming cities and urban processes mean for the future of food systems?

This paper considers how urban policy processes might be leveraged to contribute to the realisation of food sovereignty, “understood as the right of peoples to define their own food and agricultural systems”.

Specifically, it considers how rights-based social movements and community-based organisations have negotiated space, materially and politically, within urban policy processes in European cities, and what lessons might be drawn for social movements and activists working on food and agriculture-related issues.