RUAF facilitates reuse of solid and liquid wastes in (intra- and peri-) urban agriculture through applied research, development of safe reuse practices, staff training, design of municipal resource recovery strategies and documenting business models that combine productivity with reduced environmental impacts.
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Our Focus Areas
RUAF supports local governments in the integration of (intra- and peri-) urban agriculture and forestry in city climate change and disaster risk reduction strategies by identifying climate smart types of urban agriculture and forestry, training local staff and inclusion of food in urban land use planning.
RUAF collaborates with municipalities and other local actors to realise food projects with urban poor and vulnerable groups to enhance their access to nutritious food through home-, school- and community gardens, collective food buying cooperatives and use of "low space" technologies.
RUAF assists groups of small scale urban producers in the analysis of market demand, in establishing direct linkages with potential buyers (e.g. consumers looking for organic food, restaurants) and in the establishment and running of small scale value adding enterprises and product delivery systems.
RUAF assists local governments and other stakeholders in the analysis, planning and development of more resilient city-region food systems by provision of guidelines and toolkits and training staff in urban food system assessment and the design and implementation of adequate food policies and programmes.