I am a consultant, researcher and journalist specialising in food policy. As an associate of the RUAF Global Partnership, I work with a number of cities, NGOs and universities around the world on policies and programmes for sustainable, resilient urban and city region food systems.

I hold a PhD in Food Policy from City, University of London. I am now based near the city of Montpellier in southern France.


October 2019 - OUT NOW! The 'Menu of actions to shape urban food environments for improved nutrition' contains over 70 case studies of actions implemented by cities around the world to improve access, affordability and desirability of nutritious food, and to improve governance around healthy diets. I authored this publication on behalf of the RUAF Global Partnership, together with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP).


October 2019 - The new issue of Urban Agriculture magazine (issue 36) on food policy councils is now available. I co-edited the magazine, with colleagues from the RUAF Global Partnership and Hivos. The magazine was funded by the CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems research programme.

Download our editorial here


September 2019 - The open access book 'Designing Urban Food Policies: concepts and approaches' is finally published in English by Springer. I wrote chapter 3 on 'Cities strategies for sustainable food and the levers they mobilise'. The book was originally published in French by Editions Quae in 2017.


© 2019 Jess Halliday

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