A group of Ohio farm and food groups recently released an 18-page report assessing the measures for building a resilent food system. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), Ohio Farmers Market Network (OFMN), Ohio Food Policy Network (OFPN), and Produce Perks Midwest (PPM) published eight policy recommendations in the report Opportunity in a Time of Crisis: Recommendations for Building a More Resilient Ohio Food System.
Looking beyond city limits – A City Region Food Systems (CRFS) approach aims to foster the development of resilient and sustainable food systems within urban centres, peri-urban and rural areas surrounding cities by strengthening rural-urban linkages.
A large share of the world’s population lives in urban areas, making cities a major cause of climate change. Food is especially relevant in this regard, calling for strategies that make food systems contribute to urban resilience. How this may look like can be seen when looking at the City Regions Food System presented by Michela Carucci, Roman Malec, and Guido Santini.
The focus on local food systems has been quite strong over the last decade, and the phenomenon has
appropriately been given a lot of attention by consumers, researchers, and food supply chain participants. As
a complement to the other papers in this issue, we devote our attention here to the concept of regional food