This collaboration was initiated with the support of FAO Food for cities initiative, Global Food Security Cluster/Urban Working Group, Habitat International Coalition (HIC), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, ILO, International Urban Food Network (IUFN), International network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food security (RUAF), UN-Habitat, United Nations Capital Development (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Food Programme (WFP) and Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU).


FAO’s Food for the Cities initiative aims to address urbanization challenges faced by urban and rural populations and the environment by fostering sustainable and resilient food systems and by increasing dialogue and partnerships at national and international levels.


Habitat International Coalition (HIC) is the global network for rights related to habitat. Through solidarity, and support for social movements and organizations, HIC struggles for social justice, gender equality and environmental sustainability, and works on human rights related to housing and land in both rural and urban areas.

Local Governments for Sustainability represents more than 1000 metropolises, cities, urban regions and towns – over 660 million people in 85 countries. ICLEI aims to build healthy and happy communities by providing support to create sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon cities and develop an inclusive, green urban economy.


The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit was established
by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010 to facilitate consensus on some of the key environmental and social challenges facing the world.

IUFN is a research and cooperation hub on sustainable food systems for city regions. It facilitates knowledge transfer and supports decision-making through a wide range of cross-disciplinary knowledge production and technical assistance on local food policy design, particularly in OECD countries.

EcoAgriculture Partners works to improve livelihoods, reduce hunger, increase sustainable agricultural production and preserve biodiversity simultaneously by using an innovative whole landscape approach that empowers all stakeholders to plan solutions together.

RUAF Foundation supports local and national governments, urban producer organisations, NGOs, CBOs, research centres and other stakeholders with training, technical assistance, action-research and policy advice in urban agriculture and food systems.