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Urban food insecurity and the new international food security agenda

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  • Jonathan S Crush
  • G Bruce Frayne

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The new global and African food security agenda is overwhelmingly productionist and rural in its orientation, and is based on the premise that food insecurity is primarily a rural problem requiring a massive increase in smallholder production. This agenda is proceeding despite overwhelming evidence of rapid urbanisation and the growing likelihood of an urban future for the majority of Africans. Urban food insecurity can therefore no longer be ignored. This paper argues that achieving urban food security is the emerging development challenge for the 21st century and that the complexities of urban food systems urgently need to be addressed by researchers, policy makers, and international donors and multilateral agencies.

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  • Jonathan S Crush & G Bruce Frayne, 2011. "Urban food insecurity and the new international food security agenda," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 28(4), pages 527-544, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:28:y:2011:i:4:p:527-544 DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2011.605571
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