Mazingira Institute

Mazingira Institute

Mazingira Institute is a civil society organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the last decade it has been an active partner of Nairobi City County, a member of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP). It has also partnered with other counties in Kenya doing urban agriculture and food systems planning.

Through its affiliation with Habitat International Coalition, Mazingira was instrumental in forming the urban food-insecure constituency in the Civil Society Mechanism of the UN World Committee on Food Security (CFS) which meets annually in Rome at FAO.

Mazingira carried out research on urban agriculture in Kenya and operates the Nairobi and Environs Food Security, Agriculture and Livestock Forum (NEFSALF) with its multi-stakeholder platform and network of urban farmers. Through NEFSALF, Mazingira carries out training for urban farmers.

Mazingira also provided training support to Nairobi City County in 2015-16 and has been an active stakeholder in its multi-stakeholder platform aimed at developing the Nairobi Food Strategy 2017-18. It provided advice on developing and applying the MUFPP Indicators in 2019.

RUAF and Mazingira have collaborated on various publications and trainings over the last 20 years.

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