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Food webinar series: food supply and distribution

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From a joint collaboration of EUROCITIES and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, join us to learn from the best!

Join us for an interactive webinar on the topic of food supply and distribution, Wednesday 12 June at 14.00 (CEST)!
To run webinar we use Skype for business. Information on how to join will be sent direclty to registered participants.
OOSTENDE - Food Park: Gardens of Stene
Speaker: Eli Devriendt 
Abstract: Over the course of the last 5 years a ‘foodpark’ was developed in the city of Oostende. This is the first actual foodpark to be designed in Belgium so this is highly innovative. All infrastructural works have been done, a CSA and local farmers are active in the park. Still an extra effort is needed to operationalize this park as a dynamic, local food hub. A lot of farmers, innovative SME’s and citizen driven projects are present in the area, but collaboration between the different parts of the food chain is fragmented.
LJUBLJANA - Rural development and urban gardens
Speaker: Maruska Markovcic 
Abstract: Two-thirds of the total surface area of the Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL) is constituted by rural areas and in these areas there are around 1 000 active small farms. In its Rural Development Strategy for the years 2014–2020, the Municipality of Ljubljana set as its first and fundamental objective the premise to “ensure quality agriculture and forestry goods from a preserved environment, with the aim of self-sufficiency of the MOL”. By doing so, the Municipality ensures food sovereignty and unburdens the environment with short food supply chains, while enhancing the food security of the urban population. Therefore, the MOL invested in increasing the recognisability of rural areas and created a comprehensive approach in marketing the rural goods. The main objective of all the activities was to shorten sales channels so that the citizens of Ljubljana could access locally grown food and consume mainly seasonal products.