Hyper-urbanization and its implications for food security and nutrition in urban and rural areas is an urgent concern that has gained increasing attention over the years. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), SNV Netherlands Development Organization, and Welthungerhilfe are jointly organizing a one-day event in Brussels on June 6th on the eve of the European Development Days to explore the challenges and opportunities of urbanization from a variety of perspectives. Discussions will focus on disentangling myths about urban food security, rethinking informal markets, innovations and investments in rural-urban linkages, and lessons learned from cases studies in Cambodia, Cuba, Kenya, and Nepal.

Photo credit: Gwendolyn Stansbury/IFPRI

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017