Urban Food Agenda

A FAO global Event to showcase the impact of COVID-19 on Urban Food Systems


On Wednesday 29 July from 2 to 4 PM (CET), FAO will host the Online Event Urban Food Systems and COVID-19 – Key Results from a FAO Global Survey.

Why a Global Survey?
As part of the FAO Framework for the Urban Food Agenda and to better understand how cities and local governments faced the challenges of food systems disruptions associated with COVID-19, FAO administered a survey questionnaire between April and May 2020. 
860 urban actors returned the completed questionnaire, 56% of which were members of local governments.

The Findings
Some key results from the analysis of the survey have been included in the Policy Brief: Cities and local governments at the forefront in building inclusive and resilient food systems - Key Results from the FAO survey “Urban Food Systems and COVID-19” and will be presented through the discussion.

The Event
The event aims at sharing the main findings and key lessons captured in the policy brief and at discussing a way forward to building inclusive and resilient urban food systems and strengthening the urban-rural linkages.

Join the Event
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29 July | 2 PM (CET)

Agenda, which include introductory statements by senior FAO staff, a panel discussion and Q and A from the participants:


WEDNESDAY  29 JULY 2020, 14:00-16:00 (CET)


Moderator: Mr. Kostas Stamoulis, Senior Advisor on Food Security and Nutrition, FAO

14:05-14:10 (5’’)

Welcome and introduction

Mr. Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO

14:10-14:20 (10’’)

Cities and Local Governments at the forefront. Key results from the FAO Survey “Urban Food Systems and COVID-19”

Mr. Jamie Morrison, Director, Food Systems and Food Safety Division, FAO

14:20-14:30 (10’’)

The role of Cities and local governments in the transformation of food systems, beyond COVID-19

Mr. Julio Berdegue, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, FAO

14:30 - 15:20 (50’’)

Panel Discussion

  • Ms. Kate MacKenzie, Director, Mayor’s Office of Food Policy, New York City
  • Mr. Omar Ba, Mayor of Ndiob, Senegal and President of the “Réseau des villes vertes et ecologiques du Senegal”
  • Ms. Anna Scavuzzo, Vice Mayor, Milan Municipality
  • Mr. Rabindra Sri Barua, Secretary, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)
  • Ms. Jessica Huaman, President, Municipal Council Against Hunger, Municipality of Lima, Peru
  • Mr. Carlos Eduardo Campo Cuello, Director of Territorial Intervention, Territorial Renewal Agency, Colombia

15:20-15:55 (35’’)

Q and A

Q&A involving participants (30 min)

Final comments from each panelist (5 min)

15:55 – 16:00 (5’’)

Closing, Key take home messages and way forward (Moderator)



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