The Food Policy of Milan has developed various knowledge tools related to the Milan urban and rural area. On the basis of the data collected and the research carried out, the city has implemented actions and it is promoting new projects and programs.

The knowledge on activities can be disseminated in different ways. Milan Food Policy has issued reports and policy briefs that can be consulted and used by all those who are interested and who want to deepen the topics related to the Food Policy of the city.



2021 Rethinking Milan’s approach to food waste

This case study on the actions developed in Milan against food waste was developed as part of Urban Ocean, one of the programs of the Resilient Cities Network. Urban Ocean supports cities in assessing their risks and vulnerabilities.

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2019 “European cities leading in urban food system transformation: connecting Milan & Food 2030”

The Report published on 16 October – on the occasion of World Food Day 2019 – presents the most significant European experiences in the field of innovation in food systems. The Food Policy office in Milan, thanks to the work carried out in recent years at a European level together with other cities and the commitment promoted within the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact – has collected and commented on good practices and actions on current food policies in some countries of the old continent.

The main objective of the document is to facilitate debate, dissemination, mutual learning and the exchange of best practices between interested and active parties on these issues. The report frames and analyzes the experiences within two particular reference frameworks: the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and the European Food 2030 program, with a focus on the European regionalization process conducted by Eurocities. The report therefore provides a general overview of the actions of 101 European cities and eight specific case studies, together with an in-depth analysis of the Milan experience.

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2019 “Un Sacco Et(n)ico” report

“Un Sacco Et(n)ico” (Really Eth(n)ic) is an initiative designed by EStà- Economia e Sostenibilità and by Urban Genoma, in collaboration with Amsa and Novamont and with the patronage of the Municipality of Milan, aimed at enhancing the separate collection of ethnic businesses through a integrated and multicultural approach to urban waste management services.

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2018 “Food Losses and Waste in European Cities”

The Report, edited by the Milan Food Policy Office and by Eurocities Working Group Food, provides an overview of the experiences underway in European cities on the fight against food waste with the aim of promoting understanding of practices and the role of local administrations in addressing the issue and associated challenges. The report was discussed within the joint meeting between the Eurocities Food and Waste working groups and shared with the European Commission through the European platform “Food Losses and Waste” led by the Directorate-General for Health.

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2018 “Food and Cities” – the role of cities for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The Report is the result of the collaboration between the joint team of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) and the Milan Food Policy Office as part of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP).

Over 70 co-authors, including scholars, food policy makers, representatives of international organizations and organized civil society have contributed to the writing of experiences and good practices globally. The publication aims to stimulate interest and commitment to action, analyzing concrete case studies of 7 best practices in cities around the world: Milan, New York, Ouagadougou, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Sidney, Tel Aviv.

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Policy Briefs

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Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

Food Policy Incubator

Rural-Urban linkages peri-urban agriculture and public procurement

Milan model of circular economy for food donation