May 19, 2020
International agreements like the Sustainable Development Goals, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, and the New Urban Agenda can be imagined as shared blueprints for change. However, agreements negotiated between international actors can be difficult to implement at local and regional scales. In this episode of Handpicked, we talk to food systems actors and researchers working to connect international agreements with municipal and regional policy development. In our conversation with Alison Blay-Palmer, Patricia Ballamingie, Barbara Emmanuel, and Theresa Schumilas we examine how international agreements are important tools for decisionmakers concerned with food, consider how storytelling is an important part of meaningful food advocacy and policy development, and look at how the City of Toronto’s has used the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact to inform policy and program development across the city.