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Urban Food Systems for Better Diets, Nutrition, and Health

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Marie Ruel
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Urban Food Systems for Better Diets, Nutrition, and Health
MAY 17, 2019 - 12:15 PM TO 01:45 PM EDT

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Urban Food Systems for Better Diets, Nutrition, and Health

  1. 1. Urban Food Systems for Better Diets, Nutrition, and Health Marie Ruel IFPRI Policy Seminar, May 17th 2019
  2. 2. Rapid urbanization continues 2050 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 19801990200020102020203020402050 %urabn World Europe LAC North America Africa Asia United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2018). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2018 Revision, custom data acquired via website. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 billionpeople Asia and Africa will add (2.8B) 55% 68% 68% will live in urban areas in 2050
  3. 3. Multiple forms of malnutrition, esp. in urban areas 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Urban Rural Urban Rural 1 2 3 4 5 Overweight Van Wesenbeeck et al. 2018 Underweight West Africa; adults (16 countries) Income
  4. 4. Poor diets are the main driver of all forms of malnutrition
  5. 5. “Death by Diet” (Thin Lei Win, Reuters) Poor diets are now “the world’s biggest killer” 1 in 5 deaths (11 M) are attributable to 15 dietary factors GBD 2017 Diet Collaborators, Lancet 2019
  6. 6. ➢Resilience ➢Climate change ➢Sustainability ➢Governance City Initiatives, Networks and Partnerships ➢Food security ➢Urban ag. ➢Food systems ➢Obesity 186 cities
  7. 7. Urban Food Systems for Better Diets, Nutrition, and Health
  8. 8. Focus Research Areas ▪ Urban food environments -Jef Leroy ▪ Urban rural linkages -James Thurlow, Olivier Ecker ▪ Informal food sector -Danielle Resnick ▪ Supermarkets -Manuel Hernandez ▪ Urban agriculture - Ephraim Nkonya

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