Food for the cities programme

During the 2018 Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Mayors Summit, FAO presented the Urban Food Monitoring Framework of the Pact. Developed through close consultation with all the signatory cities and with the active collaboration of 14 cities, the framework will be a key tool that cities will use to monitor progress and results achieved within their commitment to the Pact.

How will we prepare our towns and cities for a sustainable future?

Urbanization affects every aspect of our food systems - from the way food is produced and priced, to the way it is processed, consumed, recycled and wasted. Providing cities with high quality food today and tomorrow is critical. 

So how will we prepare our towns and cities for a sustainable future?

A future where there is healthy and nutritious food for all?

The programme

Introduction to the Food for the Cities Programme (6'51)

Guido Santini is the technical advisor and programme coordinator of FAO's Food for the Cities Programme. He provides a general overview and describes the programmes’ objectives, activities, implementation process, and expected results and outcomes.

 

 

Land and water use, food production, environmental management, transport and distribution, marketing and consumption concern urban and rural areas. Looking at the food system from a city region perspective – the city and its surrounding areas –, can ensure a more sustainable urbanization, and contribute in tackling challenges like urban food and nutrition insecurity, social and economic inequalities in cities and its surrounding areas, and degraded environmental and natural resources.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo’s city region food system: Challenges, current situation and way forward (6'53)

Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni is the Chief Medical Officer at the Colombo Municipal Council. He provides an overview of Colombo’s city region food system, including the main challenges the city region is facing regarding its food system, the current situation, and the way forward.

Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka’s city region food system: Challenges, current situation and way forward (5'00)

Mangiza Chirwa Chongo is the Chief Community Development Officer at the Lusaka City Council. She provides an overview of Lusaka’s city region food system, including the main challenges the city region is facing regarding its food system, the current situation, and the way forward.

Kitwe, Zambia

Kitwe’s city region food system: Challenges, current situation and way forward (5'24)

Shilla Chabalengula Songolo is the Deputy Director of Development Planning at the Kitwe City Council. She provides an overview of Kitwe’s city region food system, including the main challenges the city region is facing regarding its food system, the current situation, and the way forward.

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar's city region food system: Challenges, current cituation and way forward (2'11)

Mbodj Ndeye Ndack Pouye is the coordinator of the Dakar's micro-gardens project, and the Directrice de la Planification Développement Durable at the Ville de Dakar. She provides an overview of Dakar's city region food system, including  the main challenges the city region is facing regarding its food system, the current situation, and the way forward.

Medellin, Colombia

FAO presents its Food for the Cities Project in Medellin - TeleMedellin (2'15)

In Antioquia, Medellin's department, only 30% of the food that is consumed, is produced in the department. Meanwhile, 50% of the Antioquia inhabitants are food insecure. The local team presents the main challenges met in the department, and provides some indications on the first activities and initiatives that will be implemented to address those challenges.