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Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Re: Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security - Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum


Two points on the otherwise excellent zero draft Background Paper to CFS 43 Forum Discussion:

1. There remains a gap in facilitating proven resilient rural agricultural/food practices in peri- and urban settings. In particular, non-market practices of collective or common agriculture being displaced by corporate food regimes remains a powerful contributor to food security/ food sovereignty. See in particular: McMichael, P. (2005). GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE CORPORATE FOOD REGIME. Research in Rural Sociology and Development11, 269-303. Recognition of the role of non-market oriented, community food production practices in preventing or avoiding food insecurity remains limited.

2. Pertinent to point 1., an example of community oriented practices taking place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's informal settlements: (;  and (

Again, overall a great document. I look forward to seeing future iterations of it. 


Bert Cramer