Have you ever thought about the path that food follows from the farm to the market? This is known as the food supply and distribution system, and is composed of six stages: origin, transformation, storage/conservation, transport-distribution, sale and consumption. Cities play a leading role in most of them, so their planning and management are vitally important elements for … [Read more...] about Urban Food Security: How to connect our cities’ food systems?
Markets have been, since their creation, the epicenter of city life. They are places where goods are exchanged, where people meet, but above all, they are the places that make food security possible in our cities. Markets, as we know them today, date back to the 19th century. They are the result of the predominant urban planning ideas of that period, which advocated … [Read more...] about Urban Food Security: where should wholesale markets be located?