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Sustainable diets and nutrition, Social and economic equity, Food supply and distribution - Reports & Case Studies
Street and snack foods can be found in nearly every corner of the world and have been on sale for thousands of years. Such foods are inexpensive, provide a nutritional source based on traditional knowledge, mostly follow the seasonality of farm production and thus allow for variation in consumer diets,...
(Global coverage)
2011 - Martin Hilmi, Peter Fellows
Governance and planning - Reports & Case Studies
This book presents the experiences of the RUAF Foundation in multi-stakeholder policy formulation and action planning for urban agriculture gained in 20 cities of 17 countries participating in the Cities Farming for the Future programme. This book provides valuable insights and guidelines which are essential reading for the staff of...
(Global coverage)
2011 - Marielle Dubbeling, Henk de Zeeuw and René van Veenhuizen
Food production and ecosystem management - Policy Briefs
To boost the overall supply of horticultural produce to the world’s developing cities, FAO promotes the sustainable intensification of commercial market gardening on urban peripheries. In densely populated areas, it has a complementary strategy: to help low-income households improve their food and nutrition security by growing their own vegetables in...
(Global coverage)
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Governance and planning - Policy Briefs
In 2008, the world’s urban population outnumbered its rural population for the first time in history. By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. This urbanization process goes together closely with growing urban poverty and food insecurity. Currently, approximately one-third of the world’s population...
(Global coverage)
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food production and ecosystem management - Policy Briefs
The ongoing exodus of rural people to urban areas in developing countries has led to rapid and massive increases in the urban population. Often rural emigration results in the transfer of poverty, hunger and malnutrition from the countryside to towns and cities, a process known as the “urbanization of poverty”....
(Global coverage)
2011 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)