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Media Outlets Examine Food Security In Urban Areas

“According to the United Nations human settlements program, U.N. Habitat, … [b]y 2050, 60 percent of all Africans will be living in cities,” The Guardian reports in an article examining urban poverty and a program by the World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) to address urban food security issues (Van Ark, 12/17). In related news, IRIN examines some of the lessons learned so far in urban food response programs. “An increasing number of tools and innovations are becoming available to help with this effort, but humanitarians have yet to undertake the shift required for large-scale systematic urban response, say aid experts,” the news service writes (12/17).