(Conference) Democratizing Food Governance
Democratizing Food Governance
Friday, October 14, 2016
Themes of the Conference:
- Sustainability, food security and new forms of governance
- Emerging new forms of coordination among local food initiatives at different scales
- Examples of networks and partnerships in the food economy: how they work; constraints and strengths; successes and failures.
- The role of civil society, the State, the private sector and consumers in the new forms of governance
- The role of the State in creating spaces for empowered and participative forms of governance in the food economy
- New forms of regulation and new policies for the emerging regional and local-based food system
- Institutional mechanisms striving for balance of power among actors in networks and partnerships.
- The subsidiarity principle: its role and implementation in the governance of the emerging food systems.
- The role of different forms of knowledge – local and expert – in the new forms of governance of local-based food economies
- Access to data and information in the public domain
- The voice of local actors in the new forms of governance
- Modern supply chains and local food initiatives
- Public food procurement, food banks and school lunch programs
- Innovation and learning among actors at various scales
- How to favour convergence toward the ‘common good’ in the food economy among different stake-holders
- Creating new public policy space for re-shaping food planning agendas.