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RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”
February 19, 2018Study
RUAF policy brief “The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food Systems”

Increased recognition of the role that food can play in responding to various urban sustainability concerns provides new market and engagement opportunities for the private sector. RUAF Foundation published a policy brief that reports on a recent study, implemented by RUAF and supported by the F&BKP and the CGIAR Water Land and Ecosystems Programme, on the role of the private sector in building more sustainable and resilient city region food systems. »

Increasing investments of the Dutch Agri-food sector in emerging economies
January 30, 2018Knowledge activity
Increasing investments of the Dutch Agri-food sector in emerging economies

Sufficient and healthy food for the booming African cities is a huge challenge. Dutch agri-food companies already play a significant role in the increasing worldwide demand for (fresh) food produce. On January 16, 2018, the F&BKP and MVO Nederland organized the second meeting of the “Innovation Network Feeding Cities” to facilitate sharing of experiences in practice, matchmaking of ideas and people, and looking for improvement of the enabling institutional environment. »

Application open for FoodStars Accelerator
January 12, 2018News
Application open for FoodStars Accelerator
Theme: Inclusive Business

FoodStars is a new alliance to foster innovative start-ups in smart farming in metropolitan areas. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate innovative start-ups in a very short time to maximize market opportunity. The Accelerator is now open for applications. »

Vacancy RUAF Foundation
December 21, 2017News
Vacancy RUAF Foundation

RUAF Foundation is looking for a young consultant with work experience in urban food systems, urban agriculture, and policy and/or circular economy in the context of sustainable urban development. Duration of the contract is one year, starting February 1, 2018. Deadline for applications is January 10, 2018 »

Launch Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies
October 19, 2017News
Launch Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies

During the third annual gathering of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), the Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies was officially launched. The online database is a valuable resource for local and sub-national governments to learn about food system policies around the globe. »

August 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Alternative approaches to food: Community supported agriculture in urban China

This article studies the role of new and alternative approaches to food. The paper focuses on the question of how community supported agriculture can deal with the food-related issues emerging from China’s development. »