Cities and Food Systems Planning - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

[Recently back from Tanzania, Afton Halloran is an Affiliated Researcher in the research program that I direct for Sustainable Cities International. She has an interesting post over on the SCI blog about why cities need to engage with food systems planning, and how urban agriculture figures in that equation. A taste is below.]


“We live in cities because rural livelihoods are no longer viable, but who produces the food?”

Although the modern city provides a multitude of opportunities, we are now on our way to creating a negative feedback loop that is more visible in the global North than South – we are ignoring what fuels our society: Food. So what do we do?

Obviously, de-urbanisation is out of the question. We are now left to acknowledge the rural-urban continuum and the interconnectedness of agriculture at the regional level.
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