Feeding Urban Asia: New Approaches for Providing Safe, Nutritious and Affordable Food
Global food demand is expected to increase anywhere between 59 percent to 98 percent by 2050.
Urbanisation could lead to the loss of an estimated 2 million hectares per year, with about three-quarters of that being agricultural land. While there has been significant research on understanding how to enhance the productivity of smallholder and large-scale farms, there has been more limited research into how cities themselves could help address the looming food challenge.
A new approach is needed to provide safe, nutritious, and affordable food. This research identifies these broad shifts required in cities, and the significant new business opportunities they will create.