Resilient and participatory: How Quito’s setting the standard on urban food systems
Like many cities around the world, Quito, Ecuador, is confronting major challenges around providing healthy and nutrient-rich food for all. And the struggles are growing even more pronounced as the city faces the impacts of COVID-19.
But Quito has taken some major steps to diagnose its vulnerabilities and shape better policies and mechanisms. As a result, it has seen the launch of an innovative city-wide food policy, the creation of a participatory citizen platform, and the inclusion of food in the country’s climate action plan.