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  • A food systems assessment of the Sustainable Diets for All programme in Uganda and Zambia

    A holistic food system approach involving all stakeholders is key to solving the urgent and interconnected challenges that our world is currently facing. A new retrospective study shows the degree to which the program’s Food Change Labs in Zambia and Uganda used systems thinking to successfully kick-start the transformation of local food systems in these […]

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  • Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

    Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act on their own priorities — in other words when they have agency — there is the potential to achieve better and more durable outcomes. This […]

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  • Multi-actor initiatives in action: Lessons from the Sustainable Diets for All programme

    This reflection paper documents the results of three multi-stakeholder initiatives (MAIs) that have come about through Hivos and IIED’s Sustainable Diets for All programme: the Food Parliament in Buikwe, Uganda; the Food Change Lab in Zambia; and the La Paz Food Council in Bolivia. The paper aims to strengthen our understanding of MAIs by showing […]

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  • Food systems assessment summary

    A holistic food system approach involving all stakeholders is key to solving the urgent and interconnected challenges that our world is currently facing. A new retrospective study shows the degree to which the program’s Food Change Labs in Zambia and Uganda used systems thinking to successfully kick-start the transformation of local food systems in these […]

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  • Sustainable diets in the informal economy

    Informal food systems contribute to the food and nutrition security of hundreds of millions of people around the world, particularly in the global South. But the concept of sustainable diets – which brings together global priorities around food and nutrition security, environmental protection and economic affordability – is built around the formal food systems of […]

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  • Conselhos de Política Alimentar

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  • Urban Agriculture Magazine no. 37 – Gender in Urban Food Systems

    In this issue of UA Magazine, we identify the ways in which gender and inclusivity have been neglected in urban food policy, practice and research.

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  • Quito’s Resilient Agrifood System

    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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  • Urban agriculture: another way to feed cities

    The Veolia Institute has just published a new issue of Facts Reports on the theme of urban agriculture. To open up discussions on the topic a conference was organized with exchanges between researchers, innovative companies, architects and experts.

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  • A menu of actions to shape urban food environments for improved nutrition

    The menu of actions contains over 70 examples of policies and programmes that city governments have implemented to improve food security and nutrition by making healthy and nutritious food more accessible, desirable, and affordable.

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