The State of Food and Agriculture 1984

Urbanization, Agriculture and Food Systems

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In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year’s edition focuses on urbanization, agriculture and food systems.



Urbanization: A growing challenge to agriculture and food systems in developing countries

The growth of urban areas has traditionally been associated with socio-economic development. An increasingly progressive agriculture has also historically accompanied the growth of cities. The link between urban growth and a more productive agricultural sector was necessary for the transfer of food, labour and capital to the growing cities, which in turn, supplied agriculture with industrially based inputs and a growing market for agricultural products.


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