The project was initiated by Elena de Jesus, Vice President, and Stina Nyström, President of the UNFG and focused on community building by using the global platform of the UN to highlight local efforts of sustainable urban agriculture and engagement. The project reached some 30.000 people and highlighted the work of local urban agriculture initiatives which help make cities resilient. A new open call for Feed Your City is scheduled for fall 2018.
UNFG also hosts an Annual Youth event bringing together stakeholders from the international community and local youth leaders to discuss urban agriculture, resilience, community engagement and food security. Stina Nystrom has worked continuously in bringing in the perspective of youth to the conversation as their innovative solutions are fundamental to ensure the implementation of the SDGs.
A partnership with IFAD will be launched in the summer to showcase equipment used in the field by small-scale farmers in an effort to highlight the importance of technological innovation to promote food security.
Overall, UNFG aims to “walk the talk” and support the global work of the UN by promoting good practice on a local level. Find out more about UNFG projects here, on Facebook and on the website!