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    At this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), food systems are receiving more attention than ever before for their vital role in global stability and potential to mitigate climate impacts. RUAF is contributing to the call for action with an event on ‘City region food systems: strengthening resilience against multiple shocks and stresses’, co-hosted […]

    November 15, 2022
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    The world is changing fast. From climate, to pandemics, to inter-state conflict, numerous crises at the local, national and global scales are consequences of the disproportionate and unjust use of our planet’s resources, the unequal distribution of power, and the desire to put profits, economic growth and the interests of the wealthy ahead of human […]

    October 14, 2022
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    Date: October, 5 2022 Time: 14:00 CEST Location: Online Webinar Register here.   On 5 October, Rikolto’s in-house experts will share their recipe for facilitating multi-stakeholder processes in South-East Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. The results of their work are inspiring, laying the fundaments for more sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems. The hands-on […]

    September 29, 2022
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    In an era of great unpredictability and global social, environmental, climate and economic crises, the need for food systems transformation has never been more urgent. The new issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine, released today analyses five key work areas for the coming decade: Resilience, Social inclusion, Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture, Urban Planning, and Governance. […]

    August 11, 2022
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    With increasing urbanization and population growth, urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is being progressively recognized as a key player in supplying safe and nutritious food to urban dwellers and in reducing food loss and waste through short supply chains. UPA also generates various benefits for the daily lives of billions, from social to educational aspects, […]

    July 29, 2022
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    While urban areas only account for two percent of the earth’s surface, they contain half of our planets’ people. By 2050 that will even be an estimated two-thirds. They already consume nearly 80 percent of global food and energy produced. Also they generate about 70 percent of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and global waste, […]

    June 24, 2022
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    RUAF, FAO and CGIAR are co-organising a networking session at the 11th World Urban Forum entitled “City region food systems: strengthening resilience against multiple shocks and stresses”.   Established in 2001 by the United Nations, the World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanisation. Co-organised by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds […]

    June 15, 2022
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    Edited by Andrew Adam-Bradford, René van Veenhuizen, Isabela Vera, Mary Njenga, Joe Nasr | Proposed for the Springer Urban Agriculture Book Series   The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that globally there are now over 80 million forcibly displaced persons (FDPs), a term which includes refugees, internally displaced persons, and returnees. Concentrated in cities or […]

    January 20, 2022
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    Because Hivos believes that sustainable change will only happen if people undertake concerted and collective action, we bring together all relevant stakeholders in effective multi-actor initiatives. They allow rightsholders and their organizations, government and business representatives, creatives and technologists to co-create fair and inclusive solutions to complex problems. Hivos’ collaboration with the RUAF Global Partnership […]

    January 3, 2022
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    Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 Time: 14:00 – 16:00 CET Location: Online Webinar Register here.   The world is rapidly urbanizing. The evidence suggests that this is typically accompanied by a rapid urban ‘nutrition transition’, fueled by shifts in urban lifestyles and diets with resultant over- and under-nutrition, obesity and increased incidences of non-communicable diseases, […]

    November 27, 2021