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This guide is based on the following publications:

The text of each of these publications can be freely downloaded from the Web site:

Responsibility for the use of the material in this guide rests solely with the author.

The conduct of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and water management within urban, periurban and rural boundaries - while important components of food supply to cities - is outlined in this publication. Further reading is suggested on p. 34. FAO plans to release similar guides treating certain aspects of this discussion in detail.

Urban households consume more vegetables, meat and dairy products than rural households. They spend, at least, 30 percent more on food.

Low-income urban households spend 60 to 80 percent of their budget on food.

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