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    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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    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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    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
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    The right to food is recognised as one of the fundamental human rights within the global framework for sustainable development and it is embedded in different agendas. In order to promote prosperity and quality of life for all, the Right to the City, recognised in the New Urban Agenda signed in Quito, promotes ensuring that […]

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    Despite their differences, those involved in the food system of the city of Quito are joining forces for the first time. The city depends heavily on imports from other regions because Quito produces only 5 percent of the food its population needs. The ideal is to have a solid food system with little waste, which […]

    January 10, 2020
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    With its Participatory Urban Agriculture Programme (AGRUPAR), Quito won the Silver Award of the Future Policy Award 2018 on Agroecology. AGRUPAR was developed on the basis of a broad, largely women-led community consultation. It explicitly recognizes the role of urban agriculture for wider social, ecological and economic development and works along the entire food chain. […]

    October 20, 2018
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    On 2 October 2018, Quito signed the Pacto Agroalimentario Quito and presented its agrifood strategy, in order to promote a sustainable, resilient, diversified and inclusive food system, aligned with the global challenges to fight hunger and malnutrition, reduce waste and face the effects of climate change. Quito is the first city in Ecuador, and one […]

    October 17, 2018
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    In this video, the Mayor of Quito (Ecuador) explains how Quito considers the development of urban agriculture as an indicator of sustainability and has included it as a relevant action in the Quito Resilience Plan. Quito was one of the seven city-regions of the world in the city region food system assessment project of RUAF […]

    January 11, 2018