Today, food security and the need for a food policy, increasingly feature on the agenda of cities and city regions. RUAF Foundation and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, with support from the CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems Research Program, has published a report in order to better analyse the role of the private sector in building more sustainable city region food systems.
Today a Dutch food coalition signed a City Deal ‘Food on the Urban Agenda’. 12 counselors and Mayors, the deputy of the Province of Gelderland and 3 Ministers will start collaborating to build together an integrated food strategy for the Netherlands.
The upcoming issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine focuses on the urban-food-waste-energy nexus. It will share experiences and cases from the West-African Bio-wastes for Energy and Fertilizer project, and a recent study done on the role of the private sector and social enterprises in shaping or enabling city region food system.
NHF welcomes proposals on food and nutrition security of the urban poor. Themes could include effects of environmental factors on health and nutrition, street foods, urban agriculture and dietary changes, urban poverty and malnutrition. PhD students and researchers from Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Nepal can apply. Please follow the guidelines on the NHF website.