Sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban food systems transformation

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2031
Last Updated
27 March 2023


FAO commits to work with UN-Habitat, the rest of the UN system and all relevant stakeholders to integrate food systems in urban policy and planning promoting multi-level governance, and contributing to bridge the gap between local and national governance levels, thereby promoting inclusive economic growth, reducing inequalities, and addressing climate change impact. This will make a direct contribution to a more just, green and healthy urban future. Integrating urban food systems in local policy and planning and supporting the creation of the enabling policy and regulatory environment to strengthen the capacities of city and local governments will improve food security, nutrition and healthy diets, making a strong contribution to sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban food systems transformation. The inclusive global Urban Food Systems Coalition provides an innovative platform for promoting multi-level governance and multi-stakeholder involvement in the urban food systems decision-making.

Outcomes and Impacts

Resilience, Improved urban food system governance and planning

Lead Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization

Key Dates

Start year: 1/1/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable