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RUAF Newsletter 
January 2020

This year RUAF is celebrating 20 years in urban agriculture and urban food systems. Since May 2019 RUAF is hosted by Hivos. Time to update the website! Visit the new RUAF website, where resources that will help you advance the urban food movement in cities worldwide are available for free and can be easily filtered by type, focus area and region. Read on for some highlights.
FAO-RUAF training event: Integrating food systems into local planning

Join the upcoming World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February 2020 where the RUAF Global Partnership, with FAO, will facilitate a training to introduce food system planning in urban and city region contexts, including the mobilisation of multiple actors and the use of innovative analysis tools.
Information and registration
What's on in Ghent?

Each month we'll be profiling the work of different cities in the RUAF partnership. This month, the focus is on Ghent, where they're setting a leading example in food policy through a participative approach. The City of Ghent took the stage at COP25 as one of the winners of the UN Global Climate Action award. 
Watch the interview
Menu of actions to shape urban food environments for improved nutrition

The menu of actions by RUAF, GAIN and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact contains over 70 examples of policies and programmes that city governments have implemented to make healthy and nutritious food more accessible, desirable, and affordable.
Download the Menu of actions
Handpicked: podcast series

The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, one of the RUAF partners, launched a new podcast series to showcase research that drives positive changes in the ways we produce, gather, eat, dispose of and understand our food.
Check out the podcast series
Urban Agriculture Magazine: Food Policy Councils 

Today food systems governance in cities and city regions is shifting to more participatory and inclusive forms. Why do we need civic action to protect the food systems of cities and the planet? Find out how to organise a food policy council and how to reach financial stability and more.
Download the magazine
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We are curious to know what you think about the new website. If you have something to add to the news and resources, let us know!
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