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Towards a statement on food, agriculture and cities for the World Urban Forum

Towards a statement on food, agriculture and cities for the World Urban Forum

With different partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is committed to the World Urban Forum V (WUF V). The WUF V will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 22 to 26 March. Its theme is: “The Right to the City, Bridging the Urban Divide”. Food and agriculture issues are at stake as they are a growing concern as well as a part of the solution.

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04.03.2010 - 23.03.2010
Street foods: the way forward for better food safety and nutrition

Street foods: the way forward for better food safety and nutrition

Street foods make up a significant part of the dietary intake of many and provide food generally not used at home such as fruits and vegetables, which serve as healthy complements to the diet. In order to maximize the positive impact of street foods, what can be done to increase the vendors’ food hygiene knowledge and practices and make sure their role is properly recognized by local authorities?

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26.09.2011 - 21.10.2011
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On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture

This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable  farmers in safe practices when using wastewater in vegetable production. It is  designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for safer and successful production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. Once you have gained this knowledge, we urge you to share the knowledge and skills you have gained with other farmers in your neighbourhood, so that they too can produce
cleaner and healthy vegetables.

24.09.2012