RUAF Urban Agriculture and Food Systems website

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  • Strategic direction 2018-2023

    Every five years the RUAF Global Partnership reviews its strategy. For the period 2018-2023, the RUAF Global Partnership supports and promotes knowledge exchanges between cities and towns on specific issues of sustainable food systems. 

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  • City Region Food System Indicator Framework

    Purpose The City Region Food System (CRFS) indicator framework is a practical assessment and planning tool designed to help cities to: Assess the current status and performance of a city region food system following a whole-system approach Identify priority areas for action with clear desired outcomes and ways of measuring change Help with planning strategy […]

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  • City Region Food System Toolkit

    This City Region Food System (CRFS) toolkit provides guidance on how to assess and build sustainable city region food systems. It includes support material on how to: define and map your city region; collect data on your city region food system; gather and analyse information on different CRFS components and sustainability dimensions through both rapid and in-depth assessments; and how to use a […]

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  • A food systems assessment of the Sustainable Diets for All programme in Uganda and Zambia

    A holistic food system approach involving all stakeholders is key to solving the urgent and interconnected challenges that our world is currently facing. A new retrospective study shows the degree to which the program’s Food Change Labs in Zambia and Uganda used systems thinking to successfully kick-start the transformation of local food systems in these […]

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  • Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

    Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act on their own priorities — in other words when they have agency — there is the potential to achieve better and more durable outcomes. This […]

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  • Multi-actor initiatives in action: Lessons from the Sustainable Diets for All programme

    This reflection paper documents the results of three multi-stakeholder initiatives (MAIs) that have come about through Hivos and IIED’s Sustainable Diets for All programme: the Food Parliament in Buikwe, Uganda; the Food Change Lab in Zambia; and the La Paz Food Council in Bolivia. The paper aims to strengthen our understanding of MAIs by showing […]

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  • Food systems assessment summary

    A holistic food system approach involving all stakeholders is key to solving the urgent and interconnected challenges that our world is currently facing. A new retrospective study shows the degree to which the program’s Food Change Labs in Zambia and Uganda used systems thinking to successfully kick-start the transformation of local food systems in these […]

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  • Sustainable diets in the informal economy

    Informal food systems contribute to the food and nutrition security of hundreds of millions of people around the world, particularly in the global South. But the concept of sustainable diets – which brings together global priorities around food and nutrition security, environmental protection and economic affordability – is built around the formal food systems of […]

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  • Conselhos de Política Alimentar

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  • Breaking Gender Norms: Lessons from the Women’s Food Lab in La Paz, Bolivia

    Author: Nicole Szucs The deployment of Hivos’ Food Lab methodology in a women-only setting in La Paz, Bolivia, allowed stakeholders to hear from and truly involve female participants, who often lack a voice. The process led to the unexpected conclusion that the best approach to addressing gender issues is not always as concrete as lobbying, […]

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