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FACTS; FOOD WASTE AND CITIES!

. One third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tones — gets lost or wasted.
• Cities occupy just 3% of the world’s land but account for 60 to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and 75% of natural resources consumed
• 95% of urban expansion in the next decades will take place in developing countries
• Towards 2050, food demand in West and East Africa will increase approximately 2.5- fold. Food demand will rise two to four times faster in urban areas than in rural areas, depending on the region and the commodity.

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• More investment, technology and policy support is directed to urban areas, while declining in rural areas and for provision of services for rural agricultural activities. However cities always have been reliant upon rural areas for provisioning urban areas.
• The key role of cities in creating more sustainable foodscapes is now recognised in international arenas such as the UN New Urban Agenda or the Sustainable Development Goals.

Cities occupy just 3% of the world’s land but account for 60 to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions and 75% of natural resources consumed…

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