Why join CityFood?


The Global CityFood Program aims to transform food systems using the bottom up approach - starting with cities and citizens, connecting them with regional, national and global stakeholders.


    Therefore, CityFood's uniqueness is attributed to:

    image/svg+xmlRegional PresenceCityFood is aglobal networkwith offices in allregions and consolidatedcity connections. Browse through ourRegional Hubsto learn more.Systems ApproachDeveloping asystemic approachto food policy basedon multi-level governance,CityFood encouragescollaboration betweenvarious stakeholdersincluding policy-makers,researchers, consumersand theprivate sector.DiversityCityFood includesa diverse rangeof cities andsubnational levelsglobally.Knowledge & ExpertiseCityFoodbrings togetherurban food expertsfrom across the globeand connects to500+ ICLEI expertsin variousrelated domains.ExperienceCityFood has beensupporting citiesin their transitionto sustainableand resilientfood systemssince 2013.Global AdvocacyCityFood is activelyinvolved in globalpolicy dialogues,advocating foreffectivemulti-level foodgovernanceand sustainableurban food systems.

    Benefits for the new CityFood members:

    • Access to expert knowledge in various food related fields (such as public procurement, climate change, nature-based-solutions, social innovation, to mention a few);
    • Opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and city-to-city exchanges as well as access to  knowledge products, events and webinars;
    • Collaborative fundraising opportunities on sustainable food initiatives to achieve health, social, economic and environmental benefits;
    • Opportunities  to engage in dialogues with national and international policy makers and agencies to support food policy development and implementations.