Two-thirds of the world’s population – 6.3 billion people – will live in urban areas by 2050, creating a staggering demand for nutritious, safe, and sustainable food. The global food system must transform to meet this demand. With this challenge, however, comes great opportunity to integrate the world’s small-scale farmers with burgeoning urban markets.
The Global Food Security Symposium 2016 will bring together key multi-disciplinary stakeholders to discuss transformations to the global food system necessary to feed growing cities. Participants will explore ideas to facilitate business investments and economic opportunities that can benefit small-scale farmers and urban consumers alike. At the symposium, the Council also will release a major report recommending specific actions that the US government can take to advance food security in an urban world.
Leading up to the symposium, be sure to check out our “Growing Food for Growing Cities” blog series. Over the next eight weeks, the series will explore the challenges posed to global food security by urbanization and the opportunities it presents for small-scale farmers to connect with growing cities. For more information, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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