This White Paper aims to provide insight into the current status of the sustainability of City Region Food Systems (CRFS). The paper reflects on the existing legislative framework of food systems on multiple levels of governance and assesses top-down and bottom-up approaches to food system governance. This will be reflected against the perspectives and actions from CRFS Living Labs across Europe to provide insights into dominant and successful approaches. These trends are juxtaposed with the scientific discourse and multilevel legislation and/or strategies to assess what type of action by which actor is most appropriate to reach food systems goals and lead to efficient outcomes.
Suzanne van Osch, Stella Archontaki, P33 IVM (Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Amsterdam (the Netherlands)