Presentation on theme: "Rural-urban food systems: ensuring food security in the context of climate change."— Presentation transcript:
Rural-urban food systems: ensuring food security in the context of climate change
What is the issue? Population growth in urban/ peri-urban areas Urban poor emerging rapidly as critical food insecure group – Little understanding of food systems which support their food security Fluid movements and continuum between rural and urban households What do we understand about urban migration as a food security strategy? Or climate stress? – Are there tradeoffs or synergies between these?
Science content Adaptation to enhance food security – Climate shocks locally and globally – Tradeoffs or synergies between adaptation to enhance food security and vulnerability to climate Institutions/ governance – Access to inputs and markets – Role of key actors – Gender and social differentiation – Policy and institutional architecture Landscape approach: food systems urban poor depend upon span the rural – peri-urban– urban continuum
Collaboration selling points Development value: urban poor are food insecure; urban poor have links to rural communities. GEC science value: vulnerability and adaptation science; earth systems governance; landscape approach involving land use and migration; global and local interactions Agric Science value: through food security lens
Collaboration selling points (2) Advance CC agenda: advances understanding of adaptation needs for urban food security --places adaptation studies in specific and urgent context CCAFS agenda: expands work on food systems; links rural production to urban consumers;; integrates GEC and CGIAR agendas across spatial levels. Link to stakeholders: food security planning; urban/ peri-urban land use planning;