Policy Briefs and Public Statements


Bellagio Communique – Harnessing urban food systems for sustainable development and human well-being (March 2017)

The Consuming Urban Poverty project hosted the Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty conference at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center in March 2017. Read the full 4 page Communique agreed at the meeting here:

Bellagio Communique- Harnessing urban food systems for sustainable development and human well-being


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Africa’s urban food and nutrition transition – A call to action (Oct 2016) –  Proposed by CUP, Hungry Cities and AFSUN. Following the World Nutrition Conference and the development of the Call to Action document, we worked through the comments and made the suggested changes and additions. We then uploaded the document to the Moving on Empty website and solicited responses and feedback. Through this process the document was read by over 4000 people with different responses and comments. These have all be incorporated into the final document.


Achieving Urban Food and Nutrition Security with the New Urban Agenda (Oct 2016)  – This position paper is supported by: The City of Milan, The City of Utrecht, The Consuming Urban Poverty Project, EAT, Food Smart Cities for Development, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Hivos, The Hungry Cities Partnership, The RUAF Foundation, The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network and The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)