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    RUAF is pleased to announce that Rikolto, an international NGO working towards a sustainable income for farmers and healthy, affordable food for everyone, will be joining the Global Partnership as a new member. With many challenges threatening our food and nutrition security, we recognize the urgency to accelerate actions in the development of sustainable, resilient […]

    August 15, 2021
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    Different actors, including cities, national governments, government agencies, foundations, universities, research centers, NGOs and networks gathered today at “Food Green Deal in African cities” event the to discuss how to to strengthen the role of cities in the global governance of food systems. RUAF presented the new Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Monitoring Framework Handbook […]

    July 21, 2021
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    RUAF, FAO and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat have launched the MUFPP Monitoring Framework Handbook and Resource Pack. Based on the experience of three pilot cities, namely Antananarivo (Madagascar), Nairobi (Kenya) and Quito (Ecuador), the new Handbook and Resource Pack provides practical steps, simple tools, top tips and a methodology for any […]

    July 11, 2021
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    Geneva/Milan/The Hague, 1 July 2021 — The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), and RUAF are launching Food Action Cities. Food Action Cities is a knowledge platform where cities can share experiences, resources, and inspiration, and connect with each other’s journeys towards sustainable, resilient food systems that advance […]

    July 2, 2021
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    Supporting public and private sectors driven commercialization of reuse and recycling of liquid and solid wastes in selected cities in Ghana. RUAF Partner, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) – under the Creating and capturing value: Supporting enterprises for urban liquid and solid wastes recycling for food, energy and clean environment (CapVal) project – and […]

    October 16, 2020
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    The month of July is #AfricanCITYFOODmonth and RUAF, together with ICLEI Africa, FAO, MUFPP, WWF and partners invite you to explore how we make resilient and nutritious food systems in African cities. The inaugural #AfricanCITYFOODmonth campaign will highlight diverse, innovative and evolving African urban food systems, providing a platform for local governments and food system […]

    July 1, 2020
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    Header photo: RUAF Exhibition Stand with FAO, CEMAS, and Hivos. ©FAO/Maria Magdalena Heinrich Organised and convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the World Urban Forum is the international gathering for exchanging views and experiences on urban challenges in relation to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, adopted […]

    February 26, 2020
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    This article originally appeared on: https://researchcentres.wlu.ca/centre-for-sustainable-food-systems/unesco-chair/index.html The UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies was announced in late 2019, with LCSFS Founding Director, Alison Blay-Palmer, appointed as chairholder. The UNESCO Chair is jointly hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. The purpose of the Chair is to promote research, communication, and learning about […]

    February 24, 2020
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    Training Event: Integrating food systems into local planning 12 February 9-12 am, Room CS 7, Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE FAO and RUAF Global Partnership organise a training session at the 10th session of the World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi, 8-13 February 2020. Food governance mechanisms, already established in 400 […]

    January 27, 2020
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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