Territorial Integration explores food systems flows within urban/peri-urban/rural spaces. These include flows of materials, knowledge, people and resources. As a working group, we explore ways to benchmark and track these movements.

The FLEdGE Territorial Integration Working Group partners include representatives from The RUAF Foundation, the UN-FAO Food for Cities Initiative, the UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems and the Centre for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University.

A key theme that we work on is the development of metrics for measuring food system sustainability. Other issues we are considering include:

  • How to define city region food system boundaries
  • Processes of participatory, multi-stakeholder, community engagement for CRFS work
  • Good practices and tool development for data collection