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

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17943

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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/2020

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

Eastern & Southern Africa Program

Size of PDF

506 kB

Author/Key contact

Dr Kai Mausch

Story Source

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

Story Published Date

10/Jan/2020

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

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.

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17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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