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1. Preamble

Given the rapid rate of urbanization in Asia, the importance of efficient food supply and distribution systems (FSDSs) should be recognised by all stakeholders as a means of adequately feeding cities and an important determinant of food security for the urban poor.

Furthermore, the pressure put on land and water by the urbanization process puts urban and periurban food production increasingly at risk. This situation requires increased attention to maintain suitable land for food production.

2. Actions by central governments

Central governments should:

3. Actions by CLAs

CLAs should:

4. Actions by the private sector

The private sector should:

5. The role of international organizations and donor agencies

International organizations and donor agencies should:

[4] Financial instruments must also be established to support local government in fulfilling their role and responsibilities related to FSDS development.

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