Urban Journalism Institute
Municipal Times Journal


UCLG, in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced the publication of “Rising to the challenges of food insecurity: Initiatives by local and regional governments,” a recent study on innovative strategies to combat food insecurity.

Prepared by the non-profit organisation “Let’s Food” and supported by the World Sustainable Urban Food Centre of Valencia (CEMAS), the study highlights ten exemplary practices adopted by local and regional governments across the globe. These practices include the establishment of a “Common Food Fund” in Montpellier, France; support for agrotourism and the creation of agricultural jobs in Chefchaouen, Morocco; and the implementation of agroforestry and school gardens in Antananarivo, Madagascar, to meet the nutritional needs of children, among others.

The study also offers valuable insights and recommendations for governments and international institutions to redouble efforts to establish sustainable food systems that promote community resilience, social justice, and overall well-being. Moreover, the publication underscores the importance of collaboration with civil society actors in uplifting disadvantaged groups and ensuring food security for all.

Cofounded by the European Union This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of UCLG and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.