Within the framework of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and existing mecanisms for decentralized cooperation, the Let’s Food Cities project aims to encourage cities to transition towards sustainable food systems at a territorial level. The project operates by supporting the implementation of decentralized cooperation projects between French and foreign cities. In order to facilitate the exchange of practices, we have thus created 7 city duos: 7 French having signed the Milan Pact and 7 cooperation partners located in Latin America, Africa, Asia or the Middle East.
Let’s Food Cities’s goal is to identify the challenges to each city’s food system, as well as the alternatives and innovations whose implementation and/or spotlighting would prove beneficial. Understanding the underlying issues and key stakes is a first step towards integrating them in decision-making processes, leading to inflections in policy which can provide the impulsion for building territory-based, sustainable food systems. The French partner cities will also benefit by finetuning their strategies for decentralized cooperation.