The World Sustainable Urban Food Centre is a joint initiative between València City Council and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, created to identify, classify, disseminate and raise awareness about the important challenges facing cities and the general population in food and nutritional issues.
Its principal line of action is to facilitate innovative processes to tackle malnutrition and undernourishment in cities and throughout the world, and to come up with solutions to the challenge of ensuring sustainable and good-quality food for future generations.
To achieve this aim, the institution will serve as an active tool for classifying, archiving and guiding the policies, strategies and actions for cities worldwide and their peri-urban territorial environments, with the aim
of ensuring sustainable local food systems within a framework of rights, responsibility and consistency.
This is an institution that facilitates information and knowledge and has a significant capacity for management and connection worldwide, as it is in permanent contact with other United Nations agencies linked to these processes and with public and private entities, foundations and research centres.