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  • Controlled Environment Agriculture for sustainable development: A call for investment and innovation

    Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is the production of plants, fish, insects or animals inside structures, such as greenhouses and buildings, in controlled conditions. In a rapidly urbanizing world, CEA can contribute to sustainable development, e.g. through reduced use of land, water and inputs. There is a need for innovation in policy, technology and business practices […]

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  • Informe de síntesis dinámica y planificación del sistema agroalimentario en la ciudad-región Quito

    Este informe se basa en el estudio de caso durante la implementación del proyecto City Region Food System en Quito, que fue un resumen de algunos temas importantes para el desarrollo del sistema alimentario sostenible de las ciudades, como la producción y distribución de alimentos, el consumo de alimentos, la cadena de valor alimentaria. , […]

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  • Assessing risk in times of climate change and COVID-19: City region food system of Tamale, Ghana

    This factsheet provides information on the general knowledge collected by the city region food system (CRFS) project in its phase 2 regarding the assessment of risks for the CRFS of Tamale. The data was collected through literature review and stakeholder consultations. Cite this content as: FAO, RUAF and IWMI. 2021. Assessing risk in times of […]

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  • Assessing risk in times of climate change and COVID-19: Antananarivo, Madagascar

    This factsheet provides information on the general knowledge collected by the city region food system (CRFS) project in its phase 2 regarding the assessment of risks for the CRFS of Antananarivo. The data was collected through literature review and stakeholder consultations. Cite this content as: ​FAO. 2021. Assessing risk in times of climate change and […]

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  • Assessing risk in times of climate change and COVID-19: Colombo, Sri Lanka

    This factsheet is largely based on Thiel, F., Phillips, I. and N. Drechsel. 2019. Rapid Scan: Colombo City Region Food Systems and their vulnerability towards climate change related shocks. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 48 pp. It can be accessed here. It provides information on the general knowledge collected by the city region […]

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  • Assessing risk in times of climate change and COVID-19: Kigali, Rwanda

    This factsheet provides information on the general knowledge collected by the city region food system (CRFS) project in its phase 2 regarding the assessment of risks for the CRFS of Kigali. The information contained in this fact sheet is the result of literature review and data collected by the national project team. Cite this content […]

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  • Irrigated urban vegetable production in Ghana: characteristics, benefits and risk mitigation

    This second edition has been completely revised and updated, with new chapters and about 90 more pages to give a comprehensive overview of urban and peri-urban vegetable farming in and around Ghana’s major cities.

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  • The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Monitoring Framework Handbook and Resource Pack

    Cities have been recognized as playing a key role in building sustainable food systems. Now more urgently than ever, the challenges of rapid urbanisation, climate change and inequalities require transformative and comprehensive approaches to ensure long-term wellbeing for people, places and planet. In this evolving environment, policy makers and city governments need practical guidance to […]

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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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  • 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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  • Comparando la produccion y transporte de vegetales hacia la ciudad de Rosario, Argentina

    This publication (in Spanish), looks at fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, comparing the production and transport of vegetables to the city of Rosario, Argentina with local production.

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  • Informal food vendors and their role in the food and nutrition security of low-income workers in Bandung City, Indonesia

    Research report on street vendors and informal food provision and urban food security of the working poor in Bandung City, Indonesia.

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  • Informal food markets in Zambia

    This research paper provides evidence on the current status, perceptions, challenges and policy context of the informal food markets in Zambia, from the perspectives of vendors, consumers, and policymakers in Lusaka and Kitwe. It identifies key points for action and policy.

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  • Healthy and Sustainable Gastronomy Initiatives in Action

    This brief by the Nordic Food Policy Lab and Hivos, analyzes five inspiring healthy and sustainable gastronomy initiatives.

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  • Democratising good food

    In this 4-page brief on democratising good food, the Nordic Food Policy Lab and Hivos present a global mapping of sustainable gastronomy initiatives.

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  • Collaborative framework for food systems transformation

    UN Environment Programme (UNEP) led the development of this publication in the context of the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme, with the objective of engaging and building capacity of governments and stakeholders to apply a food systems approach to their policies, programs, and strategies, in order to achieve sustainable food systems. It includes eight cases […]

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  • Gender and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Monitoring Framework Indicators

    Food in urban areas has the potential to make cities more sustainable places. The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) is one way that cities are working towards sustainable food system change at the local level. The pact was signed by more than 100 cities on October 15, 2015 in Milan, Italy. It has brought multiple […]

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  • Taking Stock: Zambia Food Change Lab

    Hivos and IIED documented the Zambia Food Change Lab’s journey detailing the Lab’s results, lessons learned from the Lab experience and the way forward.

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  • Taking stock: Uganda Food Change Lab

    The Uganda Food Change Lab advocates for a more conducive policy environment for sustainable diets and a productive, sustainable local food system.

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  • Taking stock: Indonesia Food Change Lab

    The Indonesia Food Change Lab started in 2015 as a multi-stakeholder platform to address access to healthy, fresh food and income-generating activities.

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  • Toronto Food Strategy 2018 Report

    This report describes the complexities of working towards healthy food systems change and how the Toronto Food Strategy uses a multi -sectoral approach.

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  • Integrating Food into Urban Planning

    This volume provides 20 city-based experiences with planning cities in such a way they will increase food security and nutrition for the urban poor.

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  • Atlas of West African urban food systems

    This atlas summarises recent research to address different components of West African urban food systems, including urban and peri-urban agriculture.

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