Strengthening rural-urban linkages to end hunger and malnutrition
The second chapter of a new IFPRI report analyses rural-urban linkages. Broken value chains and poor coordination weaken rural-urban links and hold back progress on food security and nutrition. How can food systems be reshaped to benefit both urban and rural populations? The report calls for investments in rural infrastructure and in intermediate towns. “Quality rural and feeder roads, electricity, storage facilities, communications and information can build connections and create hubs of economic activity benefiting smallholders and cities,” according to the report.