Urban Food Actions Platform

Limited or lack of access to sufficient and nutritious food underpins food insecurity and malnutrition. The reasons for this are many that range from food deserts to lack of income by poor urban dwellers to buy nutritious food. 

Find out how to ensure easy access to food for everyone. For instance, building forms of social protection systems - food banks, community food kitchens, social restaurants, emergency food pantries, nutrition-sensitive cash-transfer programs etc. - or supporting grassroots activities dedicated to provide vulnerable populations with access to healthy and sustainable food.

Related Resources

Sustainable diets and nutrition, Social and economic equity - Policy Briefs
The research work upon which this policy brief is based outlines the rationales underlying food choices in lower middle class South African households that are marked by the absence of a biological father and/or a lack of material resources. What is the role of food in these households and how...
South Africa (Africa)
2020 - Marie Walser, Yanga Zembe, Chelsie Yount-André
Social and economic equity - Articles
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Bolivia, Ecuador, Madagascar, Turkey (Global coverage)
2020 - Coll.
Social and economic equity - Articles
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Canada (North America)
2020 - Alex Dorval
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Key results from the FAO Survey “Urban Food Systems and COVID-19"
(Global coverage)
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Social and economic equity - Policy Briefs
Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries without a national school food program. Canada’s current patchwork of school food programming reaches only a small percentage of our over five million students. This briefs presents the healthy eating challenges and explains that: (i) School food programs increase the consumption of...
Canada (North America)
2020 - Coll.
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