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Urbanization Issues Affecting Food System Sustainability

Bricas N., Barles S., Billen G., Routhier J.L.. 2019. In : Brand Caroline (ed.), Bricas Nicolas (ed.), Conaré Damien (ed.), Daviron Benoit (ed.), Debru Julie (ed.), Michel Laura (ed.), Soulard Christophe-Toussaint (ed.). Designing Urban Food Policies. Concepts and Approaches. Cham : Springer, p. 1-25. (Urban Agriculture).

This chapter identifies urbanization issues affecting food system sustainability. Since the nineteenth century and the onset of industrialization, cities have been both the product and motor of food systems, which are expanding worldwide despite the impression that they are nonsustainable. Since both the problems and resources are concentrated in cities, the latter are also a source of innovation, which can in turn help enhance the sustainability of food systems.

Mots-clés : développement durable; agriculture durable; sécurité alimentaire; urbanisation

Thématique : Nutrition humaine : considérations générales; Economie et politique du développement

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