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Our world is urbanizing. Is food on your agenda?

Author: FAO
Publisher:FAO
2018

If well managed, urbanization can provide plenty of opportunities for urban and rural dwellers, providing jobs, improved livelihoods, reduced inequality and decreased vulnerability to climate shocks. Well planned cities can also increase food security and counteract all forms of malnutrition. But what happens when rapid urbanization outpaces a city’s ability to cope? As cities grow, local governments need to keep food and good nutrition high on their agenda. With 70 years of experience of working on food systems, FAO is uniquely placed to support them and help cities transition to sustainable food systems and prepare them for a thriving future.

Region: Global coverage
Areas of focus: Governance and planning