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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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    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
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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 7th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) will be held in Barcelona between October 19 and 21, 2021. The event will convene under the theme Growing Resilience: Sustainable Food to tackle the Climate Emergency and will be an excellent opportunity to (re)connect, exchange experiences, challenges, knowledge, and best practices, to inspire […]

    October 14, 2021
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    Date: October 15, 2021 Time: 9.30 am – 11.00 am CEST Location: Virtual event. Register: Register here. (CLOSED). The webinar recording is available here. As a follow up to WLE, the One CGIAR recognises agriculture as not just rural, but as potentially viable and necessary in urban and peri-urban (UPU) spaces. CGIAR’s Water, Land and […]

    September 21, 2021
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    The webinar series From Research to Resilience: Climate-smart solutions to enhance ecosystem health and strengthen food, nutrition and water security for all assesses the progress of research for development, captures lessons learned, and identifies the scientifically proven tools and approaches that climate-vulnerable communities can adopt to secure more inclusive, sustainable and resilient futures. Webinar #3: Towards […]

    September 12, 2021
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    Date: July 28, 2021 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 CEST Location: Virtual event. Sign up here. Full programme here.   A special session on City and Local Food Systems will take place next Wednesday, 28th July as part of the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit, highlighting the particularities of urban food systems, their vulnerability, and the need […]

    July 23, 2021
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    Date: July 29, 2021 Time: 14:00-16:00 CAT Location: Virtual event. Register: Register here.   With the high rates of urban population growth and increasing levels of food insecurity in African cities, it is becoming critical that food systems governance is recognised and better understood as a powerful process for addressing urban poverty and service delivery, […]

    July 23, 2021
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    Date: July 6, 2021 Time: 09:30 – 11:00 AM EDT Location: Virtual event. Register: Register here. (CLOSED) Recording is available here. COVID-19’s relentless march across the globe and subsequent lockdowns and restrictions have affected the lives of women and men everywhere, far beyond health impacts alone. Fragilities in food systems, market access, trade, rural-urban mobility, […]

    July 2, 2021