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No cover image. Read preview. Synopsis The 20th century witnessed a massive growth in urban populations.
In , one-third of the world's people lived in cities of one million or more. As a result, hunger and malnutrition are on the increase worldwide, as the global food system fails to satisfy the growing demand of the urban consumer.
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For Hunger-Proof Cities is the first book to fully examine food security from an urban perspective. It examines existing local food systems and ways to improve the availability and accessibility of food for city dwellers. It looks at methods to improve community-supported agriculture and cooperation between urban and rural populations. It explores what existing marketing and distribution structures can do to improve accessibility and what the emerging forms of food-distribution systems are, and how they can contribute to alleviating hunger in the cities.
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Finally, the book discusses the underlying structures that create poverty and inequality and examines the role of emergency food systems, such as food banks. A French version will be available in Mougeot Globalization over the last 30 years has been pressing national economies to become more interdependent.
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Global interventions in national finances and international trade can help to trigger corrections needed in specific cases, but forms of targeting and processes that are insensitive to local settings have done little to improve the conditions for human development, if they have not made them worse see, for example, the review of structural-adjustment programs [SAPs] in sub-Saharan Africa by Brandt Simai , p. Bell; Michael R. Reich Auburn House, Read preview Overview.
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