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.
France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food. Forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks. Of the 7.1m tonnes of food wasted in France annually, 67% is binned by consumers, 15% by restaurants and 11% by shops. Each year 1.3bn tonnes of food are wasted worldwide. Read more on theguardian.com.
ICLEI and RUAF Foundation, with support from FAO, will organise a joint Urban Food Forum (4-6 May 2017) to mark the operational start of the CITYFOOD network on resilient city-region food systems and urban agriculture. The Forum will take place in the context of the ICLEI Resilient Cities Congress 2017 in Bonn, Germany.