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FOOD FOR THE CITIES        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME , 2009
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English
Neither the Millennium Development Goals nor the World Food Summitís goals will be achieved if appropriate attention is not given to cities and rural-urban linkages. As cities expand, so do the food needs of urban families. While impacts of the food and financial crisis affect both rural and urban populations, the urban poor have been among the hardest hit. Urban consumers are almost exclusively dependent on food purchases and variations in food prices and income directly translate into diminished purchasing power and rising rates of food insecurity, thus compromising dietary quantity and quality. Changes in lifestyles have further contributed to increased urban malnutrition and diet-related chronic diseases. This manual explains how to improve urban and peri-urban agriculture and consequently reduce urban poverty and food insecurity. This manual is especially aimed at rural development specialist and school teachers.
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