The aim of the Food Smart Cities Program is to build bridges for sustainable and fair food in cities.
The objectives of the program are:
1. To include smallholder farmers in sustainable urban food chains under fair trading conditions, including women and the youth
2. To increase the affordability, availability and acceptability of safe, sustainable and healthy food to city-dwellers
3. To reduce the environmental impact and increase the resilience of urban food systems
4. To facilitate participatory governance mechanisms for urban food systems
Thanks to their position in the food system, city governments and urban businesses are ideally placed to influence the type of food that enters the city as well as how and where it is produced.