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    Supporting public and private sectors driven commercialization of reuse and recycling of liquid and solid wastes in selected cities in Ghana. RUAF Partner, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) – under the Creating and capturing value: Supporting enterprises for urban liquid and solid wastes recycling for food, energy and clean environment (CapVal) project – and […]

    October 16, 2020
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    Authors: Jess Halliday and Barbara Emanuel The theme of World Food Day 2020 – Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together – was probably settled well before Covid-19 arrived on Planet Earth, killing more than a million people, devastating economies, and laying bare the fragilities and inequalities of the food system. But the importance of working together is […]

    October 16, 2020
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    Authors: Victoria Schoen (University of Kent) and Chris Blythe (Social Farms & Gardens) As the UK went into COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, many community gardens in London stepped up as emergency food providers, despite unclear government advice on whether they could continue operating. Highlighting the flexible, community-centred approach of such gardens, as well as […]

    September 30, 2020
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    The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems just released the last episode of the first season in their podcast, Handpicked: Stories from the Field.  Episode 6: “We are all the shepherds of the data”: food, technology and data sovereignty Technology is changing all aspects of the food system, including how smaller-scale farmers and food producers […]

    July 27, 2020
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    Author: Carolyn Fry This article originally appeared on: https://wle.cgiar.org/understanding-nairobi%E2%80%99s-urban-agriculture-sector-helps-enhance-equality-and-climate-resilience  Food makes up almost half of trading in the vibrant informal sector of Kenya’s capital city. Every day, farmers, processors and traders sell goods that are either locally generated or brought in from up-country. An estimated 250,000 households generate food within the city boundary. Together, these […]

    July 17, 2020
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    The month of July is #AfricanCITYFOODmonth and RUAF, together with ICLEI Africa, FAO, MUFPP, WWF and partners invite you to explore how we make resilient and nutritious food systems in African cities. The inaugural #AfricanCITYFOODmonth campaign will highlight diverse, innovative and evolving African urban food systems, providing a platform for local governments and food system […]

    July 1, 2020
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    Author: Sam Ikua, Mazingira Institute The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted urban rural linkages, posing unprecedented challenges to cities and their systems. City lockdowns have affected the flow of people and goods into and out of cities. This disruption has created food shortages, putting a majority of the urban population at risk of being food insecure. […]

    June 11, 2020
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    Hunger knows no boundaries. It touches every facet of our societies, and makes plain the pains of poverty and inequality. Food is a strong connector, through socialising, cultural expression, community participation and interacting with nature. This is why hunger in our society impacts us all, and why we must strengthen our personal and organisational commitments […]

    May 28, 2020
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    Author: Barbara Emanuel I recently retired as Manager of the Toronto Food Strategy and retirement has thrust me into a liminal state. The word “liminal” means being on the threshold; it is a point or place of entering or beginning, when you are no longer in your current state but haven’t fully transitioned yet to […]

    May 27, 2020
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    Author: Alexandra Rodríguez, Head of the Participatory Urban Agriculture Project AGRUPAR, Economic Promotion Agency CONQUITO With the spread of COVID-19, the world is in the throes of a global health crisis that will reshape the economy, society and politics, probably permanently. There is widespread concern about the impact of the pandemic on the livelihoods and […]

    May 11, 2020