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Feeding capitals: Urban food security and self-provisioning in Canberra, Copenhagen and Tokyo

Porter, John; Dyball, Robert; Dumaresq, David; Deutsch, Lisa; Matsuda, Hirotaka


Most people live in cities, but most food system studies and food security issues focus on the rural poor. Urban populations differ from rural populations in their food consumption by being generally wealthier, requiring food trade for their food security, defined as the extent to which people have adequate diets. Cities rarely have the self-provisioning capacity to satisfy their own food supply, understood as the extent to which the food consumed by the city's population is produced from the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Food Security
DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2013.09.001


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