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Growing food for growing cities

The world’s urban population is growing rapidly. According to a new publication from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, more people live in urban areas than rural areas today, and by 2060, 66 percent of the world’s population will live in cities.…

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Harnessing value chains to improve food systems

Chapter 6 of the 2016 Global Food Policy Report highlights the need to adapt food systems to support nutritious and sustainably-produced diets.

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Measuring food loss and waste

The global food system puts significant pressure on the world’s natural resources and is a major contributor of GHG emissions. At the same time, a large amount of the food produced by this system is either lost or wasted each year.

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Quality control in agricultural value chains and external certification

Imagine a world in which every box of Cheerios you opened tasted different. In developed countries, quality control measures to ensure that food products meet certain safety and quality standards play a key role in agricultural processing. These…

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A new paradigm for the Doha Development Round

Since the launch of the WTO's Doha Development Round negotiations in 2001, the global trade situation has undergone a dramatic transformation.

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