ABOUT THE COALITION
Cities are fundamental for food systems transformation and for the achievement of a number of SDGs linked to food systems transformation.
The Urban Food Systems Coalition facilitates coherent and coordinated engagement, action and governance between national and local governments.
By leveraging expertise from a wide range of partners, we support governments at all levels to implement urban food policies that are both locally-embedded and globally-attuned.
55% of the world's population resides in urban areas.
70% of global food waste is produced in cities.
40% of people worldwide cannot afford healthy diets, with hunger and malnutrition increasing.
37% of global anthropogenic GHG emissions can be attributable to food systems.
70% of all food produced is destined for consumption in cities.
Connect Local & National Governments, and Food Systems Stakeholders
Promote Evidence Driven Decisions
Leverage Existing Networks
Leverage Financial Resources
Advocate Locally and Globally
Enhance Dialogue and Exchange
Join the Urban Food Systems Coalition
During the process of the UNFSS, the critical role of cities in the overall food system transformation has become more evident than ever. Such recognition opens the door to rethinking the ways in which urban food systems are managed and to strengthening the participation of stakeholders at all levels, from local to global.