RUAF (Stichting International Network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security) (NL)

The RUAF Foundation is an international network and leading centre of expertise in the field of (intra- and peri-) Urban Agriculture and City Region Food Systems. RUAF seeks to contribute to the development of sustainable cities by facilitating awareness raising, knowledge generation and dissemination, capacity development, policy design and action planning for resilient and equitable urban food systems.
For more than 15 years, RUAF has supported governments, urban producer organisations, NGOs, CBOs, research centres and other stakeholders with training, technical assistance, action-research and policy advice in over 40 cities around the world. In addition, we support local, national and international knowledge exchange, advocacy and learning activities.
The RUAF network is oriented towards the delivery of practical and high-quality results, applying a demand-driven and participatory approach while remaining flexible and providing room for change and innovation.
Experiences of RUAF and its partners are systematised and published in the form of books, working papers, policy briefs, guidelines and training manuals, and disseminated to various types of users, through the RUAF website. RUAF is publishing the Urban Agriculture Magazine, reaching about 800,000 readers globally today (29 Volumes since 2000). All publications can be downloaded from

Director: Ms. Mariëlle Dubbeling