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Governance and planning - Reports & Case Studies
Municipalities and regional districts are key players in the Canadian food system. In a cross-Canada survey, we found that 64 local and regional municipalities are working to improve the food system, using a mix of municipal policies, programs and civil-society interventions. Still more Canadian municipalities are engaged in food systems...
Canada (North America)
2013 - Rod MacRae, Kendal Donahue
Governance and planning, Social and economic equity, Food production and ecosystem management, Food supply and distribution, Food loss and waste - Methodology and Training Materials
How can a city influence the food system? The first step is to understand how the food system operates and how the different elements are interconnected. The second is to understand the strengths and vulnerabilities in relation to food system sustainability and longer-term resilience. This article looks at how Bristol...
United Kingdom (Europe)
2013 - Joy Carey
Food production and ecosystem management - Articles
This report draws the attention of policymakers to urban and peri-urban horticulture, and how it can help to grow greener cities in Africa. Production of fruit and vegetables in and around urban areas has a clear comparative advantage over rural and other sources in supplying urban residents with fresh, nutritious...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food production and ecosystem management - Articles
All urban and peri-urban forest ecosystems of Africa are – to varying but steadily increasing degrees – under pressure from their city populations. The first part of this report offers an overview of the woodfuel situation in Africa, addressing the key factors, the typology and the challenges and new issues...
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa (Africa)
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); International Cooperation Centre on Agrarian Research for Development (CIRAD)
Food production and ecosystem management - Methodology and Training Materials
This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers in safe practices when using wastewater in vegetable production. It is designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for safer and successful production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. Once you have gained...
(Global coverage)
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)