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RUAF Newsletter 
May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting daily lives around the world in unprecedented ways and presenting new challenges to social and economic systems, including the globalised, industrialised food system. A variety of responses, both short- and long-term, have been proposed and debated by the food policy and planning community. This newsletter details some of the responses from RUAF Cities and Partners. Plus, don't miss the webinar on Cities and COVID-19, happening 15 May 2020, at 15:00 CEST. Find out how to register below.

City Region Food Systems to cope with COVID-19 and other pandemic emergencies

Cities and city regions, some of which have implemented the City Region Food Systems (CRFS) approach developed by FAO and RUAF partners, have reported on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their local food system. They address how a CRFS approach or perspective could assist their immediate response to the unprecedented threat to food security.
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RUAF City response: Quito

Quito's urban and peri-urban gardens have offered solutions to the food provisioning problems caused by COVID-19 at various scales, in particular enabling delivery of healthy, uninterrupted, and diverse food for vulnerable families.
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RUAF City response: Toronto

While Toronto’s food supply has been relatively stable during the COVID-19 crisis, food insecurity has increased dramatically. Find out what Toronto is doing to ensure food availability and accessibility, and #BuildBackBetter.
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RUAF Partner response: IWMI 

As COVID-19 spreads, it’s vital that we understand the role rural-urban linkages play. If we take the right steps now to strengthen urban resilience, we can buffer some of its most severe impacts. See solutions from RUAF partner, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), through the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).
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RUAF Partner response: Hivos 

Instead of treating the COVID-19 outbreak as a stand-alone crisis, we should acknowledge that it is a symptom of something larger. We need to fundamentally rethink the way we have organised our food system. This means using a systems approach and planetary health perspective to effectively address the parallel crises we are facing.
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Webinar: How are cities maintaining access to safe and nutritious food for vulnerable populations in times of COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting pressure on food supply chains, both globally and locally, disrupting urban food systems worldwide. This is posing a number of challenges for cities that must quickly react to ensure that all their citizens continue to access safe and nutritious food. RUAF, FAO, UNEP, ICLEI, Rikolto, and One Planet Network invite you to learn from the experience of 3 cities: New York City (USA), Kampala (Uganda) and Quito (Ecuador) in a webinar on 15 May at 15:00 CEST.
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