In conjunction with the Mayor Summit, on 19 October 2017, FAO and RUAF Foundation will host the closing event of their joint programme on assessing and planning sustainable city region food systems. The event will bring together food policy makers from cities around the world, key experts on urban and regional food policies and representatives from international organisations.
The Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies provides examples of policy - including legislation, plans, funding allocations, and more - as inspiration for sub-national governments seeking to better support their food systems. The database stores PDFs of adopted and/or enacted policies, regulations, and ordinances on a range of food systems topics, from production to waste management.
Ekomer is civil society movement working in three city regions in Ecuador: Riobamba, Quito and Otavalo to improve consumption of local sustainable food.
Learning from Lima: Chefs in Peru’s capital have rediscovered unique local ingredients, putting a number of Lima’s restaurants on the global foodie map; A growing middle class in Lima loves to eat out, fueling tremendous growth in the number of restaurants in the city; From farming and fishing to cooking, the local food scene is putting millions of people to work. Read the full blog on citiscope.
GREAT insights latest issue focuses on Sustainable food systems (Volume 6, Issue 4, Sep/Oct 2017). With contributions from RUAF board member Corinna Hawkes (Centre for Food Policy, City University of London) and RUAF partner Diana Lee-Smith (Mazingira Institute, Nairobi).