The Global Food Security Program (GFSP) provides information and analysis to improve food security policy and programming in the United States and around the world. GFSP confronts a longtime blind spot of the global food security community: the urban poor, a rapidly growing segment of the world’s food-insecure population. As urbanization progresses fastest in Africa and Asia, and with cities hit hardest by Covid-19, GFSP examines the nature of food insecurity among the urban poor and offers solutions tailored to their unique challenges.

This webpage is the library for all urbanization and food security content from GFSP experts. It includes CSIS events, commentaries, and briefs, as well as external media interviews covering the growing need for intensive focus on food insecurity in urban areas.