Urban Food Governance: Ensuring safe and nutritious food for everyone, everywhere
Today over half of the world population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this number will increase to a staggering 70%, with 90% of the projected urban population growth taking place in Africa and Asia. Ensuring resilient and sustainable food systems that can adapt to the global urban transition will be essential to maintain a healthy population, planet and economy. Local governments, directly and indirectly, play a critical role in the development of resilient food systems across the whole food value-chain, from food production to retail to the management of lost and wasted food.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites you to a roundtable discussion examining how local governments, especially in low and middle-income countries, are already taking steps to effectively strengthen sustainable food systems. The discussion will showcase a new study, produced by the University of Buffalo in partnership with FAO, which explores community food systems in Ghana, Jamaica, and India. The event will serve as an opportunity to learn more about the recently launched FAO Framework for the Global Urban Food Agenda.
Jorge M. Fonseca, Program Adviser for the Urban Food Agenda, Sustainable Food Systems Program, FAO, Rome
Samina Raja, Community Food System Planning Expert and Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Buffalo, New York
Amani Ishem, Associate Professor in the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Technology, Jamaica
Kazuki Kitaoka, Head of the Marketing, Outreach and Reporting Unit, FAO, Rome
Register here: https://urbanfoodgovernance.
*A light breakfast will be provided.*