• Sunday 16 Oct 2016
  • Integrating Sustainable Food Systems into Urban Development

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room B
    Lead Organization:
    • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    Food security and nutrition are placed at the centre of the urban and territorial sustainability within the New Urban Agenda, emerging as a historical crucial change that calls for addressing food-related concerns in cities, a clear understanding of their food system and food environment, commitments for action, and multi-stakeholders partnership at all levels. This side event will re-inforce the importance of acting towards integration of sustainable food systems into urban planning. The event will feature welcoming remarks from the Major of the city of Medellin, who will provide insights on the importance and challenges of integrating food systems to meet urban needs for nutritious food. Further, diverse inputs in the side event will serve for raising awareness, sharing knowledge on difference experiences for improving food systems for cities and will establish a discussion on future challenges. FAO’s work on urban forestry, sustainable food systems for healthy diets and urban agriculture will be discussed. Networking and partnership with relevant stakeholders, research activities, publications and field projects will also be highlighted.