The Time is Right: Introducing Effective Food Waste Management in the City of Belgrade

By |2019-10-24T10:23:02+02:00October 24th 2019|energy & waste, smart & digital development, , , , |

With thousands of tons of food going to waste every year, Serbia is coming up with solutions to prevent the production of surplus food – and support vulnerable groups with the surplus that is generated anyway.

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Beyond Urban: City-Region Food Systems for Resilient and Sustainable Development

By |2019-10-21T09:48:16+02:00October 17th 2019|climate change & resilience, global urban debates, , , |

A large share of the world's population lives in urban areas, making cities a major cause of climate change. Food is especially relevant in this regard, calling for strategies that make food systems contribute to urban resilience. How this may look like can be seen when looking at the City Regions Food System presented by Michela Carucci, Roman Malec, and Guido Santini.

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Growing food in the city: Low-income farmers in the ‘Global North’ versus the ‘Global South’

By |2017-10-14T15:15:07+02:00May 17th 2017|green & smart development, urban agriculture, , , , |

Urban agriculture is practised around the globe. Who practises urban agriculture, why they engage in it and what barriers they face are often similar across the seemingly disparate divides of the ‘Global North’ and the ‘Global South’. Cross-site learning for the development of possible policy responses may therefore be fruitful. Food security will also be one of the issues discussed at the Dresden Nexus Conference in Germany this week.

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Living by borrowing food in Mozambican cities

By |2017-10-14T15:20:54+02:00April 10th 2017|green & smart development, urban agriculture, , , , , |

Food security touches many different issues, among them poverty, hunger, price levels, and land and food policy. For URBANET, Inês M. Raimundo describes the situation in the Mozambican cities of Maputo and Matola, where the urban poor have resorted to food borrowing to survive.

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