Imagine Cities |FOOD SECURITY
By 2030, global population is expected to reach 8.1 billion, up from 7.1 billion in 2013. Although population growth will impact access to food, recent studies show that countries which have equitable rights for women have fewer children and reduce the chances of overpopulation. Low-income families face challenges in accessing healthy foods due to convenience and cost. Access to farmland and water is also of concern. Fertile farmland is increasingly in competition with growing cities and the erection of housing, factories and offices. Climate change is also impacting the supply of food with unanticipated droughts and floods while pollution is reducing the supply of water and land.