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RUAF Newsletter 
February 2020

The 10th World Urban Forum was the place to be this month, and RUAF was there with partners FAO and Hivos presenting a variety of initiatives that you can read about below. This newsletter also features a special story on the city of Quito, an important update on partner Laurier, as well as programmes and events that should be on your radar.

RUAF at the 10th World Urban Forum

From the Urban Food Agenda to our work on City Region Food Systems and Climate Change, RUAF, FAO, and partners held several sessions at our exhibition stand, where we had a regular stream of visitors. Another highlight of the event was our training on “Integrating Food Systems into Urban Planning”.
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What's on in Quito?

The city of Quito has long been involved in agricultural activities. However, the city planning department only incorporated food as a matter of concern in 2002, in the wake of an economic crisis that left nearly 50% of the population living below the poverty line. Read about Quito’s journey to better food security.
Read about Quito's journey

Partner update: Alison Blay-Palmer is UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies

The UNESCO Chair is a platform for change, designed to promote research, communication, and learning about how food can help protect biodiversity and achieve sustainability. Watch the remarks from the Launch of the UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies, including Laurier's Alison Blay-Palmer giving her inaugural speech as Chairholder.
Watch the video

Spotlight on IWMI's CAPVAL project 

RUAF is part of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) managed project, CAPVAL: Creating and Capturing Value. This project supports enterprises for urban liquid and solid wastes recycling for food, energy and clean environment. 
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Mark your calendar!

ICLEI Daring Cities Conference, 3-5 June 2020 | Bonn, Germany
Urban leaders from the around the world will meet to exchange ideas on how to take on resilience and mitigation in the time of urgent climate crisis.

2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium, 4-6 June, 2020 | Kansas City, USA 
The third biennial symposium on the topic of 'Nourishing cities in a changing climate' will bring together academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security.

4th International Conference on Global Food Security 2020, 15-18 June 2020 | Montpellier, France
IFPRI will organise a session on 15 June on 'Urban food systems for better diets and health: new research and innovations'.

AGRF Summit 2020, 8-11 September 2020 | Kigali, Rwanda
Save the date for this upcoming event, 'Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent – Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa'.
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