Introduction to urban food security in the Global South
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This volume addresses the connections between three transformative processes in the Global South. First, the South is undergoing a rapid urban transition fueled by natural population increase and migration. Second, the cities of the South have witnessed major changes in the ways in which their food supply is organized, including new linkages to global processing and distribution networks and incorporation into global food markets. Third, there is a major upsurge in levels of food insecurity in the cities of the South. Undernutrition and overnutrition are both rising in most cities and towns. The chapters in this interdisciplinary volume provide new insights into these global processes and how they are experienced and responded to at the local level.