Agroecological food production is too expensive for the urban poor.
Urban food poverty is caught in a vicious circle. Cheap global food produces precarious farmers' livelihoods, resulting in rural depopulation and, consequently, urban poverty in several regions. The perverse effect is that this same system is only possible by overproduction and enormous amounts of food waste, by which urban poverty is sustained. The city presents a concrete opportunity to break the vicious circle building up solidarity between local production and local consumption.