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E5 City food systems

A growing proportion of the world’s hungry and malnourished now
live within cities. Even when food is available, it is often unaffordable
to the most poor and vulnerable households. Poor urban households
commonly spend over half of their income on food. In partnership
with a broad spectrum of interest groups, local government is
especially well-placed to engender urban communities with greater
food resilience, and in that pursuit, guidelines, tools, teaching
communities, forums, and good-practice case-studies may have
considerable utility. What about an international network of cities
and specialist international institutions to share experiences and
provide technical assistance on demand?

  • ICLEI contact: ICLEI Africa Secretariat

Open to: All participants with an interest in food.