Food Policy Meeting: Alternative Food Systems in the V4
Which regulatory and policy frameworks can best support local-level initiatives towards sustainable food systems in the form of short supply chains or other alternative systems? Are alternative food systems accessible and affordable to a majority of producers and consumers, and what complementary tools might be needed to bring the benefits of these alternatives to a wider range of food system actors? Is it possible for Urban griculture to work in our cities? (Food Policy Meeting at the heart of this process will host 25-30 people, including scientists, policymakers, civil society and food and farming sector actors, to engage in 3-hour round-table discussions. Each Lab will be focused on a key nexus in food systems, i.e. the focal points where various policy imperatives, regulations, incentives and trends converge to shape our food systems. As such, the Labs are designed to bridge policy areas and constituencies that are typically kept apart (e.g. agriculture and nutrition, trade and environment). The discussions will take place under Chatham House rules, allowing for open dialogue and for common ground to be sought between different positions.) Exact date will be confirmed.