This paper is based on an ongoing FAO and RUAF programme on City Region Food Systems, currently implemented in 8 city regions. The paper analyses the content, definition and delimitations of the concept of City Region Food Systems by presenting two case studies from Latin America (Quito and Medellín), and discusses first advances in policy uptake and territorial food planning.
RUAF will embark on the elaboration of a new strategic plan for the period 2018-2023. It will address new challenges for the future, including rapid rural urban transformation, an increased focus on small and medium-sized towns, efforts to enhance the climate resilience of urban food systems, implementation of the New Urban Agenda and localisation of the SDGs.
"Zimbabwe, once considered the breadbasket of southern Africa, is undergoing a shift in the way its food is grown.Urban farms have started sprouting up in the capital Harare, as more people move there for work". Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.
The WASH Alliance International, consisting of Simavi, Amref, Akvo, RAIN, WASTE, IRC, Wetlands, PRACTICA Foundation and RUAF, together with Plan Netherlands and SNV - has been granted € 59 million by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their jointly developed Netherlands WASH SDG Programme.