About RUAF

The RUAF Foundation is a global network with member organisations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe together constituting a leading centre of expertise in the field of (intra- and peri-) Urban Agriculture and City Region Food Strategies. RUAF is a not-for-profit organisation in operation since 1999 with legal status in the Netherlands that seeks to contribute to the development of sustainable cities by facilitating awareness raising, knowledge generation and dissemination, capacity development, policy design and action planning for resilient and equitable urban food systems. For RUAF’s main areas of work see Focus Areas below. read more

Our Focus Areas

CITYFOOD network

Linking Cities on Urban Agriculture and Urban Food Systems
The RUAF Foundation and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability have joined forces and initiated a cities’ exchange and learning network that aims to enhance local capacities to develop sustainable and resilient city-region food systems. “We call for the development of ecosystems-based approaches for city-region food systems that ensure food security, contribute to urban poverty eradication, protect and enhance local level biodiversity and strengthen urban resilience and adaptation” Bonn Declaration of Mayors, June 2013.

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