As urban food demand rises, food distribution systems have to supply city dwellers with increasing amounts of food coming from ever more distant production zones. Investments in food handling, storage, transport, marketing and processing will need to increase by 25 percent, to the level of US$43 billion per year, to meet the needs of a growing and increasingly urban population between now and the year 2010.

Ghana: filling sacks for food distribution at a warehouse in Accra
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More photos in this series:
  • Cambodia: streets choked with traffic pose a major obstacle to food distribution
  • Costa Rica: retail market "Feria Libre" in San José
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