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    Author: Vololontsoa Volatiana Razafindratoanina, DRAEP Analamanga Women in Analamanga (the city region of Antananarivo) face considerable disadvantages in developing and professionalising agricultural activities, but the Regional Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (DRAEP) is planning initiatives to close the gender gap. Women are majority participants in the rural economy of Analamanga. They […]

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    Author: Jess Halliday The Turkish city of Mezitli established its first markets exclusively for women producers in 2014. Six years later, some 650 women hold stalls at nine bi-weekly markets across the city, selling fruit and vegetables, olive oils, cakes, breads, desserts, teas, and all manner of other home-produced items. Hurrem Betul Levent Erdal, programme […]

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    Author: Alexandra Rodríguez, Economic Development Agency, CONQUITO, Head of AGRUPAR Gender justice and women’s empowerment are central to Quito’s participatory urban agriculture project, AGRUPAR, both as a means of food security and nutrition and as a final goal. This article provides insights into how gender-related data informs the project, the threats faced by women farmers, […]

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    This article originally appeared on: https://wle.cgiar.org/solutions/e-learning-water-migration-and-rural-development  “The way we talk about migration has major sociopolitical impacts,” said IWMI researcher Liza Debevec in her opening remarks at the webinar, “Water, migration and rural-development: What do we know?” But migration from rural areas – an important and pressing topic – is not a new adaption strategy, she added. […]

    February 20, 2020
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    The 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities will take place 4-6 June 2020. On this occasion, France is offering 1000 young African entrepreneurs the opportunity to take part free of charge in the “City of Solutions” that will be held on the sidelines of this event. The young participants will have to […]

    January 21, 2020
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    France urbaine, the national network representing large French cities, has just released a new study entitled: “Rising to the challenges of food insecurity : initiatives in French cities”. This work follows the commitments adopted in February 2019 by 75 territories that are members of France urbaine: For a solidarity-based, responsible, sustainable food transition. France urbaine […]

    January 15, 2020
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    Special issue of Canadian Food Studies on The social and informal economy of food offers a set of papers and reports that detail the work of several community food initiatives, links observations to literature, and invites others to engage. Contents: Introduction to the special issue on the social and informal economy of food – Irena […]

    December 11, 2019
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        View this email in your browser CITYFOOD Network Update November 2019 Eight great ideas to tackle food insecurity from industrial legacy cities Formerly industrial cities are showing how food systems can be made more equitable and sustainable. Deindustrialization has left industrial legacy cities with large tracts of under-utilised land and infrastructure that offer […]