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RUAF Newsletter 
July 2021
In this newsletter, we present the new Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Monitoring Framework Handbook and Resource Pack, which is based on the results and lessons learned from a seven-month project in 2019 during which three cities - Antananarivo (Madagascar), Nairobi (Kenya) and Quito (Ecuador) – piloted the implementation of the MUFPP Monitoring Framework with technical support from RUAF and FAO. We also share updates and insights from our partners, and a list of key events focusing on sustainable food systems.

‘Designed for cities by cities’. The new Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Monitoring Framework Handbook and Resource Pack is out!

RUAF, FAO and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat have launched the MUFPP Monitoring Framework Handbook and Resource Pack. The purpose of this handbook is to provide practical guidance for any city wishing to adopt and implement a monitoring framework of its urban food policy, tailored to its own context and reflecting recommendations from the MUFPP.

The Handbook sets out practical steps, simple tools, top tips and a methodology that cities can follow toto track the impacts of their food system policies and strategies.

Download here

In The News

The international NGO Rikolto joined RUAF Global Partnership. Rikolto has more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain stakeholders across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.  

Rikolto and RUAF collaborate closely with each other in the framework of various local and global projects, including supporting Quito´s sustainable food policy, Quito Agrifood Pact (PAQ) and Ghent on the “Ghent en Garde” food policy, as well as in several networks. 

RUAF, Rikolto and Let Us also join their forces in offering consultancy services on resilient urban food systems. RUAF welcomes Rikolto’s global expertise in the facilitation of inclusive business relations among food system actors and multistakeholder partnerships, among others as part of the Food Smart Cities programme.
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RUAF is proud to be a partner in the second #AfricanCITYFOODMonth campaign which highlights diverse, innovative and evolving African urban food systems. The campaign provides a platform for insight, learning opportunities and support for local governments and food system stakeholders who are interested in shaping sustainable, nutritious and inclusive food systems.  

Share your food stories, learnings, videos and resources using the hashtag #AfricanCITYFOODMonth. 
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RUAF, GAIN and Milan Urban Food Policy Pact launch ‘Food Action Cities’
Food Action Cities is a knowledge platform where cities can share experiences, resources, and inspiration, and connect with each other’s journeys towards sustainable, resilient food systems that advance equitable access to improved nutrition.

It contains over 70 case studies of actions that have been implemented in cities, addressing accessibility, affordability, utilisation, food safety, and desirability of healthy food, as well as initiatives to strengthen coordination around healthier diets. It also includes articles from experts in urban food systems and nutrition that give advice on developing and implementing actions.
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Agricultural extension support to urban farmers in Nairobi: The story of a farmers’ field day
With over 200 staff at the Food Agriculture and Forestry Sector and an Urban Agriculture Promotion and Regulation Act (2015), Nairobi City County is leading in urban agriculture in both policy and practice. Most importantly, it has agricultural extension officers in crops and livestock at the sub-county level. These officers offer demand-driven technical support to farmers and are always available on call! Recently, they organised a farmer’s field day in an informal settlement to demonstrate urban agriculture practices across the food value chain.
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Mark your calendar!

Africa responds to UNFSS - Let’s reclaim our food sovereignty and transform the industrial food system
July, 27 | 13:30 – 15:00 CEST
As part of the Food Systems for People initiative, African organizations participating in the Autonomous people's response to the UN Food Systems Summit are hosting the event "Let’s reclaim our food sovereignty and transform the industrial food system".

Register here.
UNFSS Pre-Summit: City and Local Food Systems
July 28, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 CEST
The UN Food System Pre-Summit, taking place in Rome on 26-28 July 2021, brings together diverse actors to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in preparation for the September ​​UN Food Systems Summit. RUAF is pleased to invite you to participate in the discussion on City and Local Food Systems on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 9:00 am CEST.

The session is organised by the Urban Food Systems Working Group (UFSWG), of which RUAF is a member alongside various other organisations, including UN agencies (led by FAO), city networks and several NGOs, and leading academics.

Register here.
Multiplicities (Menu) of entry points into urban food governance through the lenses of “Food Sensitive Urban Planning” and the “City Region Food System”
July, 29, 2021 | 14:00  – 16:00 CAT
Building on the momentum around the key outcomes from the Independent Dialogues conducted in 12 African cities by FAO, ICLEI and partners, this webinar will explore different approaches for urban food system governance with a focus on the key processes and approaches that local governments can adopt.

The session is hosted by RUAF, FAO, ICLEI and the African Center for Cities. 

Register here.
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