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    Date: Monday June 28, 2021 Time: 14.30 to 17.30 (CEST) Location: Virtual event. Register: it will be streamed online on the Urban Food Agenda Homepage and on the FAO Webcast page. A Registration Link (optional) is open if you want to access the Zoom Room.   Convened by FAO, GAIN, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition […]

    June 25, 2021
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    On 17th February 2021 RUAF will host an online panel session on City Region Food Systems at the 4th annual Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Africa Forum, together with FAO and CGIAR’s Water Land and Ecosystems programme. This year’s MUFPP Africa Forum will be held between 15 and 19 February 2021 in Ouagadougou, Burkina […]

    February 5, 2021
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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