Meet the foodclic broadening city-regions.

five European and three African city regions have joined foodclic as broadening city-regions.

In addition to the eight FoodCLIC Pilot city-regions, FoodCLIC engages five European and three African city-regions to act as FoodCLIC’s Broadening city-regions to collaborate and exchange with the FoodCLIC consortium.

Through the creation of cross-learning experiences between all 16 participating (Pilot and Broadening) city-regions, we aim to increase FoodCLIC’s impact. We seek to co-adapt FoodCLIC’s approach, project outputs and learnings to different political, legal, institutional, socio-economic and cultural contexts with the support of the existing project partners and the Broadening city-regions. In this way, FoodCLIC will promote activities related to local food policy and support networks including diverse stakeholder groups.

For this purpose, the FoodCLIC consortium has chosen the following regions in Europe and Africa.

Foodclic broadening city-regions.

Africa
  • EBOLOWA, Cameroon
  • ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY, South Africa
  • FORT PORTAL, Uganda
Europe
  • FREIBURG, Germany
  • TBILISI, Georgia
  • THESSALONIKI, Greece
  • TIRANA, Albania
  • WROCLAW, Poland
FoodCLIC Broadening City-Regions

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE BROADENING CITy-regions.

Ebolowa (Cameroon) is rich in forested areas and deeply rooted in a robust agricultural tradition, producing cocoa, plantain, cassava, and various vegetables. As one of Africa's fastest-growing cities, Ebolowa is crafting a sustainable food policy for the next decade to ensure community food security. By uniting women's networks, schools, universities, and a cooperative of farmers, the city is dedicated to supporting producers, enhancing food and water system connectivity, and boosting agricultural production and conservation. 

The eThekwini metropolitan area (South Africa) faces substantial challenges, with 40% of 4 million residents living in poverty. To improve food security, the city supports 500 community and school gardens, including ECDs, and 1100 households through the One House One Garden program. These initiatives aim to strengthen local food systems and enhance resilience against socio-economic difficulties, ensuring a more secure and sustainable future for the community. 

Fort Portal City (Uganda) faces significant challenges in malnutrition and food safety despite its thriving agrifood production industry. Considering a population of 60,800 residents expected to increase, the city is actively implementing initiatives aligned with the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan II to improve community health outcomes. Efforts include promoting food handling best practices among vendors and operators and enhancing school headteachers' capacity in nutrition and food safety.  

KNOWLEDGE SHARING & NETWORK BUILDING.

During the FoodCLIC Broadening Phase, we follow a knowledge sharing approach by building a network of cooperation between city-regions and project partners.

The eight Broadening city-regions will have the opportunity to gain insights into practices that have proven successful in the FoodCLIC Living Lab pilot city-regions, and to build on lessons learned within FoodCLIC. At the same time, peer-to-peer exchanges between Living Lab pilot city-regions and Broadening city-regions will enable learning, networking, and capacity building for all participating city-regions.

The FoodCLIC project is divided into five phases. The first three of these five phases will be adapted for activities taking place in Broadening city-regions and provide a framework for city-to-city exchanges and partnerships.

We strive for sharing, dialogue and effective collaboration to enable cities to take action!

FOODCLIC. We are connecting people, food, policy & places.

FoodCLIC is a four-year project funded by the EU. The project runs from September 2022 to February 2027. The acronym FoodCLIC stands for 'integrated urban FOOD policies – developing sustainability Co-benefits, spatial Linkages, social Inclusion and sectoral Connections to transform food systems in city-regions