Food Systems

Resources

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 and investments in agriculture -  Challenges and opportunities for transforming food systems in Africa
In times of COVID-19, the Webinar held on 2 July 2020 analyses funding and investments opportunities for agrifood SMEs in Africa. It is a roundtable among different actors who interact and mutually share their experiences and innovative practices also to cope and react to the pandemic.    
Flyer - AgrInvest Project
Under the corporate AgrInvest Initiative, FAO, in partnership with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), is implementing the project “AgrInvest/Enabling inclusive and efficient private sector investment in agri-food systems”. This project aims at fostering SDG-aligned investments in agrifood systems in Africa that contribute to sustainable economic growth and generate rural employment, particularly for women and youths.Benefitting from the financial support of the Government of Italy, the project is implemented in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Niger.
Webinar Recording: Cities and Covid-19 - food access for vulnerable communities in practice
How can cities maintain access to safe and nutritious food for vulnerable people during COVID-19?  In this webinar FAO, UNEP, RUAF, ICLEI and Rikolto share the experience of 3 cities: New York City (USA), Kampala (Uganda) and Quito (Ecuador).
Webinar Slides and Q&A: Cities and Covid-19 - food access for vulnerable communities in practice
How can cities maintain access to safe and nutritious food for vulnerable people during COVID-19? FAO, UNEP, RUAF, ICLEI and Rikolto share the experience of 3 cities: New York City (USA), Kampala (Uganda) and Quito (Ecuador) in a webinar held on Friday 15 May.Jamie Morrison, Strategic Programme...
Webinar: Cities and Covid-19 - food access for vulnerable communities in practice
How can cities maintain access to safe and nutritious food for vulnerable people during COVID-19?  In this webinar FAO, UNEP, RUAF, ICLEI and Rikolto share the experience of 3 cities: New York City (USA), Kampala (Uganda) and Quito (Ecuador).
Urban food systems and COVID-19: The role of cities and local governments in responding to the COVID-19 emergency.
Cities, with their high population density, are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic and many cities in developing countries do not have adequate capacity to address the disruptions caused by the response to the health emergency. The risk is particularly high for the 1.2 billion people living in the congested and overcrowded informal urban settlements where conditions are already unsafe and unhealthy for human living. The very poor and those living in slums have extremely limited access to essential health and sanitation facilities, nutritious food and adequate infrastructures such as piped clean water and electricity. The spread of the virus...
What can we do with more time? Introducing a plant-derived coating to extend the shelf-life of fresh fruits and vegetables
In this webinar, Dr. Jessica Vieira presents a new innovation introduced by Apeel Sciences (California, USA). This plant-derived solution doubles to triples the shelf life of many types of fresh produce. It can reduce reliance on refrigeration, plastic packaging, certain post-harvest fungicides, and controlled atmosphere throughout the supply chain. Made of materials found in every bite of fruit, Apeel creates an invisible, edible “peel” on the outside of produce that slows the rate of water loss and oxidation, the primary causes of spoilage. Many types of Apeel produce stay fresh two to three times longer, which can reduce food loss...
Webcast: Urban Food Agenda - A perspective from the City of Toronto
The Seminar held by Ms. Barbara Emanuel, Manager of the Toronto Food Strategy, presents a case-study from the city of Toronto, which leveraged on climate change action and a Food Systems approach to improving life of its communities.
The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Monitoring Framework
Many city mayors have committed to developing sustainable and resilient food systems, to accord nutritious and accessible food to all, protect biodiversity and fight against food waste. With these objectives, 199 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), which sets 6 workstreams and 37 recommended actions. The purpose of the Monitoring Framework is to serve as an instrument for cities and urban food stakeholders to identify food-related policy and programme priorities. The Framework also serves to illustrate to what extent “desired changes” are happening and/or how impactful such changes are. Thus, 44 indicators are defined and provide a monitoring...
FAO framework for the Urban Food Agenda
The FAO Framework for the Urban Food Agenda serves as a corporate strategy to address emerging calls from countries, responding to demands for a multi-sectorial, multi-stakeholder and multi-level approach to food insecurity and malnutrition across the rural-urban continuum.
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