Food in cities: mapping cities activities in the area of food

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This report is part of the ‘Food in cities: study on innovation for a sustainable and healthy production, delivery and consumption of food in cities’ project.

The main aim of the study is to gain a better understanding of the dynamics is food innovation in cities, and to clarify the role the EU’s research and innovation projects can play in supporting them.


The study is composed of three consecutive actions:

TASK 1 (December 2016-April 2017):

Mapping innovative urban food strategies designed to promote the production, delivery, and consumption of sustainable and healthy food.

TASK 2 (April 2017-June 2017):

Compiling five in-depth case studies from cities that have benefitted from EU projects supporting innovative solutions for sustainable and healthy production, delivery, or consumption of food in cities.

TASK 3 (July 2017): Production of the final report. 

The study was commissioned by the European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation under Framework Contract 30-CE-0833121/00-49.

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