Consumption patterns and nutrition
Urbanization and FNS
The world has been undergoing a rapid increase in urban population over recent years, with Africa and Asia urbanizing more rapidly than other regions of the world. One of the main reasons of such rapid urbanization is the rural-urban migration. Growing cities pose challenges to the food system, as more people living in an urban environment need to have access to quality food at a reasonable price. Food markets and systems need to adapt. This Knowledge Portal topic page deals with the global trend of urbanisation, and how it influences food and nutrition security. Theories and practice of interventions that aim to develop and strengthen urban food systems, or the rural-urban linkages, are presented on this topic page.