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While the authors focus on a scale and dimension of global governance, we would like to strengthen the importance of the local level and bottom-up initiatives and also argue that similar challenges and opportunities play at this local level. We aim to show that in the context of local food strategies and urban agriculture (UA), ‘cockpitism’ is a similar danger. We show how the City of Ghent – as any other city in Belgium/ understandable due to its intrinsic complexity – is searching to find its position as mediator, facilitator and innovator in the deployment of a local food strategy. By adopting the proposed four perspectives to the case of local food strategies we hope to overcome overly abstract or technical approaches to sustainability and provide policy makers, stakeholders and citizens with a renewed focus on the potentialities of UA. In a discussion we reflect on each of the four perspectives in relation to the city’s local food strategy and its governance of UA, by referring to the concept of food sovereignty as an overarching concept. In addition we point out the relevance and importance of acknowledging mutual influence of different local food strategies all over the globe, showing how the ‘local’ is anchored in global dimension of sustainable development. We conclude by offering a series of insights for local policy makers.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 12-Jun-2015|
|Event||Local Urban Food Policies in the Global Food Sovereignty Debate - Gent, Belgium|
Duration: 11-Jun-2015 → 12-Jun-2015
|Colloquium||Local Urban Food Policies in the Global Food Sovereignty Debate|
|Period||11/06/15 → 12/06/15|
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Maarten Crivits (Participant)11-Jun-2015 → 12-Jun-2015
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Charlotte Prové (Invited speaker)27-Oct-2015
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