The good and the bad: Urbanization's effect on food supply chains

The scale of urbanization in China alone is without precedent, with the urban share of the population expected to reach 60 percent by 2030. It's an attractive situation for ingredient suppliers, Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, told Devex, but it also creates pressure and stymies standardization for food producers.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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