2021 The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Monitoring Framework Handbook and Resource Pack

RUAF, FAO and the MUFPP Secretariat have launched the The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Monitoring Framework Handbook and Resource Pack. This handbook provides practical steps, simple tools, top tips and a methodology for any cities wishing to adopt and implement a monitoring framework, tailored to their own context and reflecting MUFPP recommendations.

The MUFPP Monitoring Framework Handbook is based on the results and lessons learned from a seven-month project in 2019 during which three cities – Antananarivo (Madagascar), Nairobi (Kenya) and Quito (Ecuador) – piloted the implementation of the MUFPP Monitoring Framework with technical support from RUAF and FAO.

The MUFPP monitoring framework has helped show us a pathway to becoming changemakers by identifying a diverse range of food system activities that we can propose to local policy makers. It has helped inspire new collaborations as the data collection process required us to seek out other food system actors, especially those pursuing similar goals of sustainability and resilience,” says Alexandra Rodríguez Dueñas, Project Lead, AGRUPAR Participatory Urban Agriculture Project Manager, Conquito.

‘Designed for cities by cities’, this new resource helps cities to track the impacts of their food system policies and strategies.

MUFPP Monitoring Framework

Many city mayors have committed to developing sustainable and resilient food systems, to provide nutritious and accessible food to all, while protecting biodiversity and fighting against food waste. With these objectives, 199 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), which laid-out 6 workstreams and 37 recommended actions.The purpose of the Monitoring Framework is to serve as an instrument for cities and urban food stakeholders to identify food-related policy and programme priorities. The Framework also serves to illustrate to what extent “desired changes” are happening, or how impactful such changes are. Thus, 44 indicators are defined and provide a monitoring framework for such Urban Food Policies.

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