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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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  • City Region Food System Indicator Framework

    Purpose The City Region Food System (CRFS) indicator framework is a practical assessment and planning tool designed to help cities to: Assess the current status and performance of a city region food system following a whole-system approach Identify priority areas for action with clear desired outcomes and ways of measuring change Help with planning strategy […]

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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 […]

    • Type: pdf