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Diet crisis in Africa’s low income urban zones but transition to nutritious foods possible 

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Resource ID

17936

Access

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Diversification, Poverty Dynamics, Youth, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya

Global Date

10 Jan 20

Title

Diet crisis in Africa’s low income urban zones but transition to nutritious foods possible

Keywords

Diet crisis in Africa, Nutritious food, Malnutrition, World Agroforestry, Sustainable Food Systems, Nairobi, Rural-urban interdependency, CIAT, ICRAF, CRP GLDC, Nutritional indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Eastern & Southern Africa Program

Story Partners

ICRAF, CIAT, CRP-GLDC

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1836-3, 10 January 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/diet-crisis-in-africas-low-income-urban-zones/

Description

There are two compelling reasons for this shift. First, urban dwellers in Africa often have higher rates of malnutrition than their rural counterparts and, second, urban centres are large consumers of food produced in rural areas and in the process are altering the producing areas, sometimes beyond recognition. ‘Cities are changing our landscapes in ways we could not have imagined even 15 years ago,’ said Ravi Prabhu, Deputy-Director General of World Agroforestry (ICRAF), as he opened an expert meeting, Building Sustainable Food Systems for an Urbanising Sub-Saharan Africa, on 10 December 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

10 Jan 20

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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