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Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts and Food Security in Africa (Hardcover)

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This book investigates food security and the implications of hyper-urbanisation and rapid growth of urban populations in Africa. By means of a series of case studies involving African cities of various sizes, it argues that, while the concept of food security holds value, it needs to be reconfigured to fit the everyday realities and distinctive trajectory of urbanisation in the region. The book goes on to discuss the urban context, where food insecurity is more a problem of access and changing consumption patterns than of insufficient food production. In closing, it approaches food insecurity in Africa as an increasingly urban problem that requires different responses from those applied to rural populations.

Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2016
TCIN: 51716960
UPC: 9783319435664
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2575

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