RUAF Global Partnership

RUAF is a global partnership on sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems. The RUAF partners strengthen each other in joint and collaborative strategy development, research, benchmarking and upscaling, representation and networking, dissemination and awareness raising, and in implementation. The partners have specific interest to learn from past experiences in joint impact analysis.

In the coming year, the RUAF Global Partnership aims to further consolidate itself and where needed, expand, inviting selected other members to ensure coverage of fields of expertise, activities, opportunities and regions (Find out where we work). This will be reflected in the RUAF Strategic Plan 2017-2020.

The current members of the RUAF Partnership are a mix of municipalities, research institutes, and NGO’s and include:

International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (Colombo, Sri Lanka)






Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS/IGSNRR) (Beijing, China)

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)

City of Ghent (Belgium)


Toronto Food Policy Council (Canada)

  • Contact: Barbara Emanuel. E-mail: Barbara [dot] Emanuel [at] toronto [dot] ca
  • Expertise: Municipal Food Policy
  • Website:

CONQUITO Economic Promotion Agency of the Municipality of Quito (Ecuador)

  • Contact: Alexandra Rodriguez. E-mail: arodriguez [at] conquito [dot] org [dot] ec
  • Expertise: Promote and develop strategic projects (including urban agriculture) focused on increasing productivity and job opportunities.
  • Website:

Economia e Sostenibilita (ESTA) (Milan, Italy)

Mazingira Institute (Nairobi, Kenya)


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