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Food for the cities programme

What we do

FAO and the RUAF Foundation are partnering to build sustainable, resilient and dynamic city region food systems, by strengthening rural-urban linkages.

The programme provides assistance to local governments in identifying and understanding gaps, bottlenecks and opportunities for sustainable planning, informed decision-making, prioritizing investments, designing sustainable food policies and strategies to improve local food systems.

The programme focuses on:

  • Strengthening capacity of local actors within a local food system;
  • Strengthening rural-urban linkages for more inclusive, efficient and resilient activities of small-scale agriculture;
  • Fostering participatory multi-stakeholder dialogue process to build ownership of actors;
  • Scaling up practices.