Urbanization, a defining trend of the modern era, has profound effects on various aspects of society, including agri-food systems and food security. As cities grow and populations shift from rural to urban areas, the dynamics of food production, distribution, and consumption undergo significant changes. This article delves into the multifaceted impact of urbanization on agri-food systems and explores its implications for global food security.
Urbanization occurs as a result of a combination of factors, including population growth and the development of infrastructure, in urban areas. This phenomenon is driven by a combination of two factors i.e., push factors which encourage migration from rural areas and pull factors which attract people to urban setting.