City region food systems and food waste management- Linking urban and rural areas for sustainable and resilient development.

GIZ, RUAF Foundation and UN FAO, documented 13 case studies from city regions around the world which are developing City Region Food System (CRFS) projects, programmes, and policies, including those related to the prevention, reduction and management of food waste. Lessons learned are drawn for sustainable development of CRFS. The cases also offer a large number of strategies and tools that can be applied by city regions around the world, including the promotion of (peri)urban agriculture, preservation of agricultural land areas and watersheds through land use planning and zoning, development of food distribution and social protection programmes for vulnerable groups, support for short supply chains and local procurement of food, and promotion of food waste prevention and reduction, as well as the recovery and redistribution of safe and nutritious food for human consumption. The report concludes that the implementation of the New Urban Agenda should include city region food systems among the recommended implementation actions for more sustainable development.