The third edition of the Compendium of Inspiring Practices on Urban-Rural Linkages, edited and published by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), includes as an inspiring practice the FoodLAND’s Food Hubs approach. It is part of the 17 case studies presented in the publication from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The cases cover a range of dimensions, including design, spatial planning, project implementation, strategy, policy development and implementation, and application of normative tools. The cases highlight a multi-sectoral, multi-level, and multi-stakeholder approach, with common partnerships between different government levels, the private sector, civil society, academia, and communities.

As stated by the UN-Habitat on their website, “The compendium serves as a valuable resource for government leaders, urban and rural experts, and readers interested in urban-rural linkages and sustainable territorial development. It showcases the progress made by different actors, provides lessons learned from previous editions, and outlines the next steps for future editions. The presented knowledge is relevant at global, national, and subnational levels and can be applied in diverse geographical contexts to enhance territorial development”.