The world is becoming increasingly urban. Today, more of us live in cities than in rural areas. This percentage is increasing continuously: by 2050 two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Providing food and nutrition security for the rapidly expanding populations in the world’s urban areas is a pressing challenge, due to the increasingly interconnected challenges of natural resource scarcity, climate change, and population growth, which affect food systems globally. Against the background of these developments, achieving urban food and nutrition security calls for integrated and innovative solutions.
The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is organising two half-day seminars addressing the theme of urban food and nutrition security. The objectives of both seminars are to highlight the urgency for research and policy of urban food and nutrition security. Current insights will be presented on the challenges faced by urban citizens to get physical, social and economic access at all times to food, which is safe and consumed in sufficient quantity and quality to meet their dietary needs and food preferences, supported by a safe living environment allowing for a healthy and active life.
Both seminars offer a platform to engage with a diverse range of partners working on the topic of urban food and nutrition security, and an opportunity to share knowledge and lessons learned about policies, research and interventions in this field.
The first seminar is December 8th 2016.
Price: Participation is free.
Location: The Impulse building on the campus of Wageningen UR
Time: 09.00 to 14.00 hrs, including a lunch buffet.
The seminars are an integral part of CDI’s short course Market Access for Food Security. The participants of the course (mid-career professionals in agri-food sectors in Africa and Asia) will also be participating in the event. You can join both seminars.
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