The trend is inescapable: more and more people in the developing world are living in the cities. By 2020, the number of people living in developing countries will grow from 4.9 billion to 6.8 billion. Ninety percent of this increase will be in rapidly expanding cities and towns. More than half the population of Africa and Asia will live in urban areas by 2020. More than three-quarters of Latin Americans already do.CONTENTS: Brief 1. Overview / James L. Garrett -- Brief 2. An urbanizing world / Martin Brockerhoff -- Brief 3. Rural-urban interdependence / Ceclia Tacoli -- Brief 4. Urban livelihoods and labor markets / Arjan de Haan -- Brief 5. Feeding the cities: food supply and distribution / Olivio Argenti -- Brief 6. The hidden significance of urban agriculture / Luc J.A. Mougeot -- Brief 7. Urbanization and the nutrition transition / Barry M. Popkin -- Brief 8. Urban women: balancing work and childcare / Patrice L. Engle -- Brief 9. Threats to urban health / Carolyn Stephens -- Brief 10. Programming for urban food and nutrition security / Timothy R. Frankenberger, James L. Garrett, and Jeanne Downen.2020 Vision FocusNon-PRIFPRI1; MP14; Theme 12; 2020FCND; DG
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