The action and its aims
The Smart Food action aims to create a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive food system from production to utilisation – from farm to fork. The aim is to collaborate with local and environment friendly farmers to protect nature and to adapt to climate change. In addition it addresses transport and the logistics of getting food to markets, providing regular deliveries and ensuring fresh seasonal food for the citizens of Cagliari.
Furthermore, there are plans to enhance the civic market infrastructure through the Integrated Urban Plans initiative, funded under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
The Food Strategic Plan will include measure for ensuring quality control.
When it was introduced
Following two years of public consultations and discussion workshops held through Living Labs reaching over 3500 stakeholders, the Metropolitan Strategic Plan was finalised in 2021. Part of this plan included the Smart Food action. Today, Cagliari plans to develop a Strategic Plan on Food policies in the same manner.
Why it was needed
Food is intricately interconnected with the health and wellbeing of communities and cannot be seen in isolation of other policies. Therefore, a systems approach is needed when creating food policies. However, the Food System in Cagliari was fractured and disparate, with no organisation or department taking ultimate responsibility. With this in mind, Cagliari developed a Strategic Plan on Food Policies which will encourage biodiversity, prevent food waste and improve the food supply chain.
Who initiated it, who is involved
The Food Plan was initiated by the Metropolitan City of Cagliari, engaging with many stakeholders.
Impacts to date
There are no impacts to date. Follow progress at https://eurocities.eu/cities/cagliari/