In 2013 the City of Cape Town commissioned a report on the food system and food security based on the following premise, “Food security or the lack thereof is the outcome of complex and multi-dimensional factors comprising a food system. Therefore, food insecurity is the result of failures or inefficiencies in one or more dimensions of the food system. This necessitates a holistic analysis of the food system that than can provide insights into the various components of the system, especially in our context as a developing world city.”
There are compelling reasons to protect water quality and to adjust our lives in order to have enough water in the future. In addition, clean air is crucial for our health and well-being. Both water and air are accepted as public goods. All citizens, including farmers, want clean air and water, now and in the future. Healthy soil is also a fundamental environmental attribute. Soil organic matter when at high levels along with soil aggregate stability and active microbial populations can moderate drought by holding water for plant roots to exploit. Similarly, soil organic matter and associated soil characteristics improve infiltration of water into soil when there is excess precipitation. Climate change is expected to be about increased volatility with too much or too little water, or temperatures that are too high or too low, at vulnerable stages of crop growth. Below is the article in full.
A special issue of the review “Culture & History” about Local Agro-food Systems in America and Europe. Territorial anchorage and local governance of identity-based foods. For more information.
This draft will be the basis of negotiations at third session of the Preparatory Committee for the Habitat III Conference (PrepCom3), to be held in Surabaya, Indonesia, 25–27 July 2016. .
The New Urban Agenda aims to be a concise, action-oriented, forward-looking, and universal framework of actions for housing and sustainable urban development. The publication of the this draft opens the next chapter of the Habitat III roadmap. For more information please visit Habitat III New Urban Agenda Page
This session will deal with “City driven food chains and sustainable developement”
We would be pleased to welcome you in Montpellier to participate to our session and we invite you to submit an abstract before the 7th of August. Non-academic presenters are also encouraged to participate.
You are invited to a workshop jointly hosted by the Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP), and the Consuming Urban Poverty Project (CUP) and the African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN). At this one-day workshop, we will present the results of new research from both projects in countries such as China, India, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Mexico and Jamaica. The workshop will be framed by the disjuncture between SDG 1 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities) and how the research presented can help bring these two goals into alignment.
Please find below the invitation, draft program including registration information.
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