Marielle Dubbeling, director of RUAF, interviews stakeholders from policy (Secretary of State from Luxembourg) and business (AccorHotels and CDEC) on the role of the private sector in urban agriculture and local food. This discussion takes place at IMS TV Studio during the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum 2017.
The MADRE project released its Best Practice Catalogue on urban and peri-urban agriculture. It highlights the best practices identified in terms of farmers' innovation, social innovation, consumer innovation, academic research, territorial innovation and transnational innovation including the UrbanGreenTrain project in which RUAF was a partner.
This issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine is a joint effort of the RUAF Foundation and its partner The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada). We will explore the issues of youth employment and migration in relation to urban agriculture and city region food systems.
In this upcoming issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine we would like to explore the issue of city region food system assessment and monitoring. What are cities and policy makers doing with regards to measuring food policy impact and/or the impact of practical initiatives? Why are data important?
In this video, the Mayor of Quito (Ecuador) explains how Quito considers the development of Urban Agriculture as an indicator of sustainability and has included it as a relevant action in the Quito Resilience Plan. Quito was one of the seven city-regions of the world in the city region food system assessment project of RUAF and FAO.
This call for abstracts intends to select papers that will be presented during a scientific event evolving around three sessions and that is organised by Universidade Nova de Lisboa with the participation of RUAF scholars on the 26th of April 2018.
Do you have work experience in urban food systems, urban agriculture, and policy and/or circular economy in the context of sustainable urban development? Are you interested in building RUAF together and investing in new project acquisition and portfolio development? Then you may want to apply for a part-time (3 days/week) one year- job opening as consultant at the RUAF Foundation, starting 1 February 2018.