Ten years from now, we’re going to have a major problem in countries that are already food insecure if we don’t start looking at migration from rural to urban areas, according to Nancy Stetson, special representative for global food security for the U.S. Department of State.
“What does that mean for food production, livelihoods, what kind of food they’re eating?” she asked. “We need to look at that now before we have to play catch up.”
A critical part of examining this issue is the use of data, but “we’re not asking enough questions” with respect to urban areas, Stetson said. Another is determining long-term food security solutions for conflict areas — something no one entity can do by themselves, she noted.
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