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ANNEX 6: URCA maps showing patterns of urbanization for countries analysed in Chapter 4

Figure A6.1 presents URCA maps for 9 of the 11 Western, Eastern and Southern African countries analysed in Chapter 4. The other two countries are presented in Figure 23 in Chapter 4. The maps show different patterns of urbanization, from a denser metropolitan urbanization pattern (example Senegal) to a small city or town dispersed urbanization pattern (example Ethiopia). For each figure, the top left map shows the overlay of all URCA categories and the top right map shows the location of urban centres. The bottom maps show, moving left to right, the areas that are less than 1 hour, 1 to 2 hours, and more than 2 hours travel to any urban centre.

FIGURE A6.1Urban–rural catchment areas

SOURCE: Dolislager, M.J, Holleman, C., Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O. & Reardon, T. 2023. Analysis of food demand and supply across the rural–urban continuum in selected countries in Africa. Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 23-09. Rome, FAO. SOURCE: Dolislager, M.J, Holleman, C., Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O. & Reardon, T. 2023. Analysis of food demand and supply across the rural–urban continuum in selected countries in Africa. Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 23-09. Rome, FAO. SOURCE: Dolislager, M.J, Holleman, C., Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O. & Reardon, T. 2023. Analysis of food demand and supply across the rural–urban continuum in selected countries in Africa. Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 23-09. Rome, FAO. SOURCE: Dolislager, M.J, Holleman, C., Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O. & Reardon, T. (2023. Analysis of food demand and supply across the rural–urban continuum in selected countries in Africa. Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 23-09. Rome, FAO. SOURCE: Dolislager, M.J, Holleman, C., Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O. & Reardon, T. 2023. Analysis of food demand and supply across the rural–urban continuum in selected countries in Africa. Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 23-09. Rome, FAO.
NOTES: In all panels, the top left map displays all urban–rural catchments areas. The top right map shows only the three categories of urban centres (large, intermediate and small city or town). The bottom left map displays areas 1 hour travel or less to any urban centre, roughly corresponding to what are defined as peri-urban areas in Chapter 4. The bottom centre map displays areas 1 to 2 hours travel to any urban centre, and the bottom right map displays areas more than 2 hours travel to any urban centre. The bottom centre and bottom right maps roughly correspond to what are defined as rural areas in Chapter 4.
SOURCE: Dolislager, M.J, Holleman, C., Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O. & Reardon, T. 2023. Analysis of food demand and supply across the rural–urban continuum in selected countries in Africa. Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 23-09. Rome, FAO.
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