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For Hunger-Proof Cities

Sustainable Urban Food Systems

For Hunger-Proof Cities by Mustafa Koc
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For Hunger-proof Cities is the first book to fully examine food security from an urban perspective. It examines existing local food systems and ways to improve the availability and accessibility of food for city dwellers. It looks at methods to improve community-supported agriculture and cooperation between urban and rural populations. It explores what existing marketing and distribution structures can do to improve accessibility and what the emerging forms of food-distribution systems are, and how they can contribute to alleviating hunger in the cities. Finally, the book discusses the underlying structures that create poverty and inequality and examines the role of emergency food systems, such as food banks.
International Development Research Centre; January 1999
249 pages; ISBN 9781552500620
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Title: For Hunger-Proof Cities
Author: Mustafa Koc; Rod MacRae; Luc J.A. Mougeot; Jennifer Welsh