Monday, June 5, 2023

Planning Resilient Food Systems an urban and metropolitan scale

Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) faces significant pressures from rapid urban expansion and related stresses. START and UNEP recently partnered with several organizations to undertake a nine-city assessment of UPA in Africa and Asia. The assessments examined key environmental and governance dimensions of UPA to advance understanding of how increasing urban pressures on land and water resources, and intensifying climate risks, are undermining the resilience of UPA in the face of rapid urban development. The assessments are helping to better inform city-based decision making on risk management for UPA that have direct implications for advancing urban adaptation and resilience planning.

A synthesis paper based on the nine city assessments has just been published in Urban Climate and is available here online in full text form through 18 June 2015.

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