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.

THE ISSUES

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.

OUR ACTIONS

Connect Local & National Governments, and Food Systems Stakeholders

Promote Inclusivity

Promote Evidence Driven Decisions

Leverage Existing Networks

Leverage Financial Resources

Advocate Locally and Globally

Enhance Dialogue and Exchange

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Supporting local and national governments to implement sustainable and inclusive urban food policies.

RESOURCES

During the process of the UNFSS, the critical role of the urban 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.

UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT: GLOBAL DIALOGUE ON URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS

UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT: GLOBAL DIALOGUE ON URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS

THE FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT: GLOBAL DIALOGUES Report from the event "Empowering Cities and Local Governments to Improve Food Systems Globally".
The Urban Food Systems Coalition: Declaration of Engagement: 28 October 2022

The Urban Food Systems Coalition: Declaration of Engagement: 28 October 2022

The Urban Food Systems Coalition. Download the Declaration of Engagement

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