Urban Food Agenda

The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Monitoring Framework

FAO, RUAF and the MUFPP Secretariat have developed a Monitoring Framework for food policies. ‘Designed for cities by cities’, and based on the recommended actions of the MUFPP (Milan Urban Food Policy Pact), this monitoring framework is a tool to help cities to build food system policies and strategies and track the impacts.

Cities are playing a key role in building sustainable food systems. Now more urgently than ever, the challenges of rapid urbanisation, climate change and inequalities require transformative and comprehensive approaches to ensure long-term wellbeing for people, places and planet. In this evolving environment, policy makers and city governments need practical guidance to identify, implement, and monitor sustainable urban food policy processes.

How to work with the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) indicators?
How to measure the impact of urban food initiatives and scale up actions?

As a result of this 4-year work, cities have now access to

  • 44 Indicators based on the 37 MUFPP Recommended Actions classified under the 6 workstream categories (Food governance, Sustainable diets and nutrition, Social and economic equity, Food production, Food supply and distribution, Food waste).
  • Methodological Guidance describing in detail each of the 44 indicators. With these specifications, cities can adapt the indicators to their own context and urban food policy.
  • A Practical Handbook and Resource pack offering a set of tools and resources that help any city in the world to set up their own monitor system, to develop a way of measuring progress of their own priorities against clear baselines.
    The handbook is based on the results and lessons learned from three pilot cities – Antananarivo (Madagascar), Nairobi (Kenya) and Quito (Ecuador) – which implemented the MUFPP Monitoring Framework over a seven month project in 2019, with technical support from FAO and RUAF.

‘Designed for cities by cities’, these resourceshelps cities setting up their priorities and “direction of travel” on the basis of the recommended actions of the MUFPP and increases stakeholder engagement and awareness.

The more cities not only implement, but also measure, the impacts of their urban food policies, the greater will be our collective learning of how to successfully and positively transform urban food systems.

Access or download key reference documents:

Download Resources pack (that complete the Practical Handbook)

Download Pilot city insights (that complete the Practical Handbook)