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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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    The purpose of this book is to set out the key lessons learned and to provide recommendations and guidance based on existing cases and examples for a wide range of actors involved in urban food systems. In particular, the aim is for this publication to serve as a sourcebook for local decision-makers, policy advisors, urban […]

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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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    This white paper outlines the ambition, approach and Theory of Change of one of Hivos’ three impact areas: Climate Justice. Hivos works with key rightsholder groups and social movements from the Global South in putting their priorities and agency at the center of global climate action. By forging multi-stakeholder partnerships and building on our track […]

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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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    Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is the production of plants, fish, insects or animals inside structures, such as greenhouses and buildings, in controlled conditions. In a rapidly urbanizing world, CEA can contribute to sustainable development, e.g. through reduced use of land, water and inputs. There is a need for innovation in policy, technology and business practices […]

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    Resilience Innovation 1 – The Role of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Urban Resilience 17 November | 13.45-14.45 (Manila Time) Register here. Urban households predominantly depend on foods grown from rural and peri-urban areas. Urban agriculture is small-scale and informal, resulting in unstable production and inadequate to meet the growing demands. As a result, poor, […]

    November 15, 2021
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    You can find the recording and the presentations below.   On November 3, RUAF and Rikolto hosted the session ‘Resilience in practice: How cities are tackling climate change through inclusive food actions’, to discuss how cities are transforming their food systems to tackle the climate crisis and ensure social inclusion. The session was part of […]

    November 11, 2021
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    The consequences of climate change are here. And we must act now. More sustainable and resilient food systems have the potential to address multiple challenges, and accelerate the implementation of several international agreements, including the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. RUAF and partners work to transform urban agriculture and food systems in […]

    October 31, 2021