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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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    This year marks the 20th anniversary of RUAF and Urban Agriculture Magazine. Over the last two decades we have played a leading role in advancing urban food systems transformation through action and advocacy, and in knowledge brokering between science, policy and practice. Each year, more international organisations have joined the urban food policy community, bringing […]

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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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    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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    Written by: Alison Blay-Palmer, Jess Halliday, Guido Santini, Makiko Taguchi, and René van Veenhuizen This blog has been developed by RUAF Partners with FAO and is also posted at the FAO City-region food system website, where you also find a series of blogs on various city and country experiences.   The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting […]

    April 30, 2020
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    Frank Mechielsen, Programme Manager, Sustainable Diets for All at Hivos Instead of treating the COVID-19 outbreak as a stand-alone crisis, we should acknowledge that it is a symptom of something larger. Namely, the disruption and destruction of natural ecosystems and biodiversity, which has brought us much closer to wild animals – and their viruses. And […]

    April 7, 2020
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    Header photo: RUAF Exhibition Stand with FAO, CEMAS, and Hivos. ©FAO/Maria Magdalena Heinrich Organised and convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the World Urban Forum is the international gathering for exchanging views and experiences on urban challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, adopted […]

    February 26, 2020
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    This article originally appeared on: https://researchcentres.wlu.ca/centre-for-sustainable-food-systems/unesco-chair/index.html The UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies was announced in late 2019, with LCSFS Founding Director, Alison Blay-Palmer, appointed as chairholder. The UNESCO Chair is jointly hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. The purpose of the Chair is to promote research, communication, and learning about […]

    February 24, 2020