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India’s Peri-Urban Frontier: Rural-Urban Transformations and Food Security

Publisher: IIED

In this working paper, we examine rural-urban transformations in India in relation to changes in food production, access, consumption, nutritional quality and safety. We demonstrate how efforts to address malnutrition in India are decoupled from urban development initiatives and associated areas of policy and planning. We discuss how a more holistic, food security-based perspective, along with measures to support fragile peri-urban ecosystems and communities engaged with agriculture, could underpin processes to improve the health and nutrition of urban and peri-urban residents.

Author(s): Pritpal Randhawa, Fiona Marshall | Views(295) | Download (117)

  
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