Food Systems


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.
FAO’s work with Small Island Developing States
This publication on SIDS highlights the current challenges, opportunities and FAO examples in action to catalyse change, including activities to help implement the Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in SIDS.
Integrating food into urban planning
While urbanisation worldwide sets up unprecedented challenges for feeding cities with accessible, afordable food and healthy diets, urban food security and food systems are receiving growing attention at an international level and in a growing number of cities of all sizes.
Webcast: Integrating Food Systems into Urban Planning - Insights and Key Findings
This presentation of the publication  Integrating food into Urban planning shines a light on how best to integrate food systems into urban planning, if cities are to ensure food security for all, improve nutrition and management of natural resources.
Gender and food loss in sustainable food value chains
The analysis of gender-based constraints provides critical information and entry points for the identification of efficient and culturally acceptable solutions to food loss.
Developing gender-sensitive value chains - Guidelines for practitioners
The publication complements the FAO Guiding Framework on gender-sensitive value chain development by providing practical tools and examples of successful approaches to address the gender-based constraints that affect agrifood value chains.
3ADI+ Partnering for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Accelerator for Agriculture and Agroindustry Development and Innovation (3ADI+) is a joint value chain and market systems development programme, spearheaded by FAO and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
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