Urbanisation, migration and food system transformations : Concepts and methodologies for a better understanding of the dynamics of urban food systems and migration settlements

van Berkum, Siemen; Broeze, Jan; Herens, Marion; de Rooij, Bertram; Soma, Katrine; Roosendaal, Lotte


Interdisciplinary knowledge in the agri-food domain is needed to support transitions towards resilient and sustainable urban food systems and to contribute to achieving the SDG2 Zero Hunger and SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities. This paper proposes an interdisciplinary framework to study urban food system outcomes and options for transformations in Low and Middle Income Countries in the context of changing rural-urban linkages and migration flows. The framework is a combination of a general analytical food system approach with add-ons from spatial and participatory approaches.