Over 50 percent of the world’s population live in urban areas and that proportion is set to increase to over 70 percent by 2050.
Food insecurity and malnutrition are increasingly an urban challenge, with 50 percent of urban populations in least-developed countries being food-insecure, compared with 43 percent in rural areas.
Deadline 18 January 2024
In October 2022, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) to produce a report entitled “Strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation”.
To respond to this CFS request, and as part of the report development process, the HLPE-FSN is launching an e-consultation to seek inputs, suggestions and comments on the V0 draft of the report. The report will be presented at CFS 52th plenary session in October 2024 and provide recommendations to the CFS workstream “Strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation.
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