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What We Can Learn: A Review of Food Policy Innovations in Six Countries

Walton, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9117-3585 & Hawkes, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-5091-878X (2020). What We Can Learn: A Review of Food Policy Innovations in Six Countries. UK: National Food Strategy.


This report brings together examples of food policies from a select group of nations: Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, The Netherlands, and Scotland. It also briefly reviews overarching policies on food security in three middle-income countries: Brazil, India and South Africa. The purpose was to bring together innovative policy ideas from other nations to inform the independent review being conducted by Henry Dimbleby to support the development of a National Food Strategy for England. It includes policies designed to cover the whole food system (“food system policies”), as well as those specific to key dimensions of the food system, such as health, environment, agriculture, food security and land-use. It also includes examples of private sector innovations and partnership approaches. The report first highlights some notable examples of innovative policies from the six countries. It then describes the policies for each country, focusing on those which contain innovative aspects.

Publication Type: Report
Additional Information: National Food Strategy © 2020.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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