Feeding Urban Asia: New Approaches for Providing Safe, Nutritious and Affordable Food
24 MAY 2018
Share

Feeding Urban Asia: New Approaches for Providing Safe, Nutritious and Affordable Food

Rising urban population in Asia will place pressures on the food system. 555 million people are expected to move to cities in Asia by 2030. Providing this population with safe, nutritious, and a ordable food will become an increasing challenge, not only due to the scale of demand but also due to supply-side issues.

Download the report - Feeding Urban Asia: New Approaches for Providing Safe, Nutritious and Affordable Food
File size: 5.1 MB
Global food demand is expected to increase anywhere between 59 percent to 98 percent by 2050. Forecast made for period 2005-2050. The future of food demand: Understanding differences in global economic models.

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.