Is food a priority in Latin American city policies? And how do cities address food-related issues? These were the main questions raised during the seminar “Developing sustainable food systems in urban areas of Latin America and the Caribbean”, organised by the FAO. Rikolto took part in the event, which was held in Lima, Peru, between 9 and 11 May.
Representatives from the city councils of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) and Quito (Ecuador) presented initiatives taken at city level. Both cities have platforms in place where different stakeholders in the food chain develop and implement new policies that push for more sustainability in the food sector.