Centre for Food Policy launch new briefing series on food policy at 2019 Symposium

Centre for Food Policy launch new briefing series on food policy at 2019 Symposium

9 May 2019

A new series of briefings on ‘Rethinking Food Policy’ was launched by the Centre for Food Policy at the 2019 City Food Symposium on 30 April. The first briefing of the series titled ‘Tackling food systems challenges: the role of food policy’ and written by Prof Corinna Hawkes and Dr Kelly Parsons, focuses on the role of food policy in tackling food systems challenges. It argues that a fresh approach is needed to provide real solutions and suggests ways forward for doing food policy differently in the 21st century.

The brief links closely to the Food Research Collaboration’s work on Rethinking UK Food Governance led by Dr Kelly Parsons and will feed into the upcoming FRC Briefing on this topic.

It recommends the following steps to make food policy more effective, equitable and efficient:

  • Take a systems approach

  • Understand the connections

  • Recognise tensions and manage trade-offs

  • Make policies coherent

  • Embed food in all policies

  • Join up the process of making food policy

  • Advocate for better governance structures for the food system

  • Use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework

  • Put people at the heart of policy-making

  • Keep focused on finding solutions to specific problems

Read the briefing for more details.

Find out more about what happened at the 2019 City Food Symposium.

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