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    Author: Dr. Cheron Constance In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a volcanic eruption that flattened the agricultural sector has given greater urgency and impetus to efforts to ‘build back better’ from the COVID-19 crisis. Cheron Constance explains the effect of the eruption and its aftermath on farmers. She argues that to build back better, there […]

    August 3, 2021
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    On 17th February 2021 RUAF will host an online panel session on City Region Food Systems at the 4th annual Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Africa Forum, together with FAO and CGIAR’s Water Land and Ecosystems programme. This year’s MUFPP Africa Forum will be held between 15 and 19 February 2021 in Ouagadougou, Burkina […]

    February 5, 2021
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    Author: Carolyn Fry This article originally appeared on: https://wle.cgiar.org/understanding-nairobi%E2%80%99s-urban-agriculture-sector-helps-enhance-equality-and-climate-resilience  Food makes up almost half of trading in the vibrant informal sector of Kenya’s capital city. Every day, farmers, processors and traders sell goods that are either locally generated or brought in from up-country. An estimated 250,000 households generate food within the city boundary. Together, these […]

    July 17, 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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    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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    Cities use almost two-thirds of global energy and produce up to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of global waste. The circular economy provides a policy response to cope with these challenges and is a driver for economic growth, jobs and environmental quality. Yet, there has been little policy research and attention on cities […]

    January 23, 2020
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    Planetary Health recognises novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet, implemented with the generous support of The Rockefeller Foundation. Narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme, it tells the story of the winners of the 2019 Momentum for Change Awards, in the Planetary Health […]

    January 14, 2020
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    The FoodTech Challenge is a global competition that seeks innovative solutions to address food security. The competition supports the United Arabic Emirates (UAE) commitment to providing its population with sufficient, safe and nutritious food. The competition invites applicants from all backgrounds to join. University students and early-stage start-ups with prior experience in urban farming are […]

    January 13, 2020
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    Special issue of Canadian Food Studies on The social and informal economy of food offers a set of papers and reports that detail the work of several community food initiatives, links observations to literature, and invites others to engage. Contents: Introduction to the special issue on the social and informal economy of food – Irena […]

    December 11, 2019