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City region food system situation analysis. Kitwe, Zambia

Author: Jacob Mwitwa, Mainza Sibajene, Gilbert Chivanga Chipoya, Yaki Namiluko
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF Foundation), Copperbelt University
2016

This report describes the first phase of the city region food system (CRFS) assessment. This phase consists of a descriptive assessment and appraisal of the local context and CRFS, primarily based on the analysis of secondary data, stakeholder interviews and consultations. It provides an overview and description of the local context (including the political and institutional environment) and its CRFS. It includes a definition of the geographical boundaries of the CRFS, an overview of its overall structure and characteristics, an analysis of how it functions, stock of baseline information and identified gaps, and, to the extent possible, an indication of general trends and critical issues relevant to increase the sustainability and resilience of the specific CRFS. These key issues will be further examined in the next project phases: in-depth assessment and policy planning phases. The situation analysis builds on secondary data. Secondary data includes information from spatial datasets, statistics, studies, institutional, policy and legal frameworks, and information obtained from local expert knowledge through stakeholder consultations, focus-group discussions and interviews.

Organization: UN agency
Region: Africa
Coverage: Zambia
Areas of focus: Governance and planning
Tags: Food system analysis, Multi-stakeholdres working groups, Rural-urban linkages