The Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies is a resource for local and sub-national governments to learn about food system policies from around the globe. The searchable database provides copies of the legislations, plans, funding allocations, or other public actions authorized or implemented by cities, municipalities, regions, and sub-national governments. This resource allows local and sub-national governments to learn from strategies utilized in other regions or countries, and policymakers and support organizations can search using keywords, location, language, population size, and year to find policies that are well suited as inspirations for their own communities.
To search for policies within the United States/Canada only, please visit the Growing Food Connections policy database.
The database is the result of a partnership between the University at Buffalo, the UB Food Lab, Community for Global Health Equity, and the RUAF Foundation (Global partnership on sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food systems).
RUAF-Foundation (Global partnership on sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food systems)
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This database is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. Policies included in this database have not been evaluated. Population sizes are drawn from the United Nation’s Demographic Yearbook 2015: Population of capital cities and cities of 100,000 or more inhabitants.