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Scaling up Action on Urban Sustainable Food Systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda Setting, Networking, and Influence

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Department of Health and Applied Social Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
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Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
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Academic Editor: Christian Bugge Henriksen
Sustainability 2021, 13(4), 2156; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042156
Received: 3 December 2020 / Revised: 25 January 2021 / Accepted: 10 February 2021 / Published: 17 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Food System Transition)
There has been an increasing focus on the potential of city-based initiatives to address the negative impacts of the global food system. Adopting a meso-level policy perspective, this study aimed to explore whether, how, and why the UK non-government organisation led Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) programme has influenced this food agenda at the level of city governance. The research fills a gap in our understanding of the detailed processes through which trans-local food networks influence the capacity of local food partnerships to effect change, sustain themselves, and through a collective effort, to shape the attention of national and international decision-makers. Based on documentary evidence from 29 of the most active member cities and interviews with a purposive selection of stakeholders, the analysis suggests that SFC provided a point of origin for solutions and inspiration on a major and complex issue. However, the absence of a national sustainable food policy framework and little formal national-government recognition of local food governance together with the paucity of funding opportunities threatens the long-term viability of local food partnerships and ultimately places significant constraints on the ability of the programme to effect long-lasting, systemic change. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable food systems; meso-level policy analysis; urban food governance; urban food partnerships; policy networks; advocacy coalitions sustainable food systems; meso-level policy analysis; urban food governance; urban food partnerships; policy networks; advocacy coalitions
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Jones, M.; Hills, S. Scaling up Action on Urban Sustainable Food Systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda Setting, Networking, and Influence. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2156. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042156

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Jones M, Hills S. Scaling up Action on Urban Sustainable Food Systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda Setting, Networking, and Influence. Sustainability. 2021; 13(4):2156. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042156

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Jones, Mat; Hills, Sarah. 2021. "Scaling up Action on Urban Sustainable Food Systems in the United Kingdom: Agenda Setting, Networking, and Influence" Sustainability 13, no. 4: 2156. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042156

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