Urban China: toward efficient, inclusive, and sustainable urbanization
This joint report (PDF) by the World Bank and the Development Research Center of China’s State Council, addresses the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in China and aims to help China forge a new model of urbanization. The report includes six priority areas for a policy reform for urbanization. Chapter 10 (part I) and 5 (part II) are focused on food security and highlight that the challenges of urbanization require policy reforming in order to address problems related to changing food consumption patterns, distortions in food prices, environmental constrains, distribution systems and weak food safety nets amongst others. Furthermore, investments in agricultural water resources management, and rural land and labour market reforms are needed. The report pays attention to the development of greener urbanization, recognizing current resource depletion and local and global pollution.