Launch Event: City Region Food Systems (CRFS) Assessment and Planning Handbook and Toolkit

CFRS event

ICLEI CityFood took part in this online event for the official launch the City Region Food Systems (CRFS) Assessment and Planning Handbook and online toolkit, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the RUAF Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems.

The event recording is available here and more information is available here.


Event description

In a challenging context of multiple risks and uncertainties, the CRFS Programme, co-led by FAO and RUAF, aims to reinforce rural-urban linkages to enhance sustainable and resilient food systems. The CRFS Assessment and Planning Handbook, along with its online toolkit, provides comprehensive guidance to project teams, institutions, and food system stakeholders on how to assess risks, vulnerabilities, and resilience capacities to multiple shocks and stresses and action planning to build resilience in city region food systems.  


The webinar aimed to:

i) launch and advocate take-up of the CRFS Assessment and Planning Handbook and Toolkit;

ii) explore current understandings of resilience in the context of city region food systems;

iii) raise awareness on the importance to mainstream resilience in city region food systems strategies, policies and action.  


Speakers included:

  • Corinna Hawkes, Director of the Food Systems and Food Safety Division, FAO
  • Angele Tasse, Sustainable Food Systems Officer, ICLEI
  • Jess Halliday, Chief Executive, RUAF    
  • Guido Santini, Programme Coordinator, FAO   
  • Kaveh Zahedi, Director of the Office of Climate, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
  • Alison Blay Palmer, Wilfred Laurier University   
  • Sylvie Wabbes, Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, FAO   
  • Thierry Giordano, CIRAD 
  • Nomé Randriamanantena, Director of Economic Development, Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka


To register for the event, please click here.