Reinforcing Food Systems in an Urbanizing World
DATE: Monday, March 27
LOCATION: Ballroom 1
In the last decade, the nature of the global food market has rapidly changed as urban consumption has broadened the markets available to rural smallholders. The importance of urban domestic markets for rural producers has led the growth of more sophisticated rural urban supply chains. Changing food preferences have also furthered the expansion of the urban market share in Africa and Asia. With a shift in diet from grains to value-added goods, rural producers have the opportunity to create jobs and increase their income as they take advantage of the changing market structures. Thomas Reardon of Michigan State University in his keynote address for Cracking the Nut 2017 will discuss the rise of the urban markets in developing countries and how the linkages between rural smallholders and urban consumers can be strengthened to reinforce food systems around the world.
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