In collaboration with FAO Office of Asia and Pacific, the Food for the Cities multi-disciplinary initiative organized on November 17-18 in Bangkok, despite of the continuing floods in some part of the city, a regional workshop on Resilient Food Systems in Asian Cities. More than 60 participants from 13 countries, UN agencies, FAO member countries and relevant institutions attended.
The Food, Agriculture and Cities position paper has been distributed to all the participants and was used as background document to work on the basis of some expected outputs described in the concept note of the workshop.
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Session One: Food supply and distribution systems in cities
Session Two: Ensuring availability and access to food for all urban population
Session Three: Panel Discussion by Partner Countries/ Agencies
Session Four: Ensuring health and nutrition security in cities
Session Five: Role of different actors and policies
Using common guidelines, working groups have identified challenges and priorities:
Conclusions and recommendations
A document has been drafted using the outputs of the different working groups and then discussed in a final plenary session in order to come out with shared conclusions and recommendations.
During the worshop, IRIN - humanitarian news and analysis - has published an article on "Boosting cities' food resilience"
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