Where do Turin residents shop for groceries? Can they consume food grown by themselves? Have good eating habits? These are just some of the questions answered by the 'Turin Food Metrics 2022' report, published today on the Torino Vivibile website.
The report - in its second edition - photographs the state of Turin's food system, highlighting the transformations and effectiveness of public policies aimed at increasing its environmental sustainability, social equity and economic competitiveness.
In the field of food policies, there are indeed numerous initiatives implemented and/or participated in by the city of Turin. To improve the governance process, in close dialogue with the activities of the Atlante del Cibo, since last year Turin has created an interdepartmental group that is focusing its work on four pillars: environmental sustainability and circular economy, food security and waste, urban agriculture, and cultural promotion.
The 2022 edition of the Turin Food Metrics Report has a particularly relevant value, as it is one of the key activities carried out by the City of Turin as part of the Horizon 2020 FUSILLI (acronym for "Fostering the Urban food System Transformation through Innovative Living Labs Implementation") project. The project sees Turin involved, together with eleven other European cities, in a three-year process of participatory construction of local food policies and the development and implementation of concrete actions aimed at strengthening the sustainability of the urban food system through circularity practices.
The Turin Food Metrics Report 2022 is based on a set of 109 indicators, divided into nine main sections: food supply; processing industry; urban agriculture; food security; healthy, ecological and fair public purchasing; food, nutrition and health; circular economy; education and research; and tourism and food and wine.
For each section, indicators were commented on and represented graphically, through tables, charts, infographics and maps. Where possible, comparisons were also made with data from previous years, paying special attention to variations that could be related to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The scale of analysis is municipal, although in some cases data are represented at the district or neighborhood scale.
The Turin Food Metrics Report was developed with the scientific support of the University of Turin, Department of Culture Political Society.
See the report here.