Today, cities are sources of innovations and can take decisions much more radical than the States. Sometimes cities have to take illegal decisions regarding national and international laws, in order to engage this necessary agro-ecological transition.
We must now build new local food governance: develop food self-sufficiency and cooperation between urban and rural areas. Local authorities have the skills to limit the artificialisation of land, develop a new type of agriculture, raise awareness of more sustainable food while reducing inequalities in the access to food.
All the territories must take this opportunity and build sustainable local food systems with all local stakeholders. In this framework, Let’s Food Cities project raises awareness and supports local decision-makers in 14 cities around the world.