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Food Consumption, Urbanisation and Rural Transformation. Regional workshop report, Hanoi

In 2014 IIED launched the project Food transitions: sustainable consumption policies across the rural-urban divide aimed at shaping a new narrative, challenging the current understanding of food security and contributing to developing alternative policy options inclusive of the needs and difficulties faced by rural and urban poor. Under this programme of work, a first workshop was held in London in December 2014 in partnership with IFAD and DFID to establish the analytical framework of this analysis.
Further workshops were held in Dakar, Nairobi and Hanoi.

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Urbanisation drives profound transformations in rural areas and in food systems, presenting both challenges and opportunities for poverty reduction, rural development and food security. Policies at the local, national, regional and global scales are of critical importance in shaping rural-urban linkages and the political economy of food systems.

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