The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) is an international network of cities and city-based partner organizations which focuses on the relationships between rapid urbanization, informality, inclusive growth and urban food systems in the Global South.
The HCP conducts collaborative research, training and advocacy with the objective of providing innovative solutions to the challenge of building sustainable cities and policies and programs that promote food security in the cities.
The HCP currently operates in China, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique and South Africa and is funded by the International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS) program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
HCP researchers at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (iihs) publish article on urban food security and its determinants in Bengaluru
HCP researchers at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (iihs) publish article on urban food security…
HCP Co-Hosts Workshop on New Directions in South-South Migration with International Migration Research Centre (IMRC)
On November 19th and 20th 2019, the HCP Co-Hosted a workshop titled “New Directions in South-South…
HCP Report on Cape Town cited by The Guardian newspaper in an article entitled “Is South Africa’s Most Fertile Farmland Under Threat from Developers?”
HCP Report on Cape Town cited by The Guardian newspaper in an article entitled “Is South…
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In cities of the Global South, the informal food economy comprises a dense network of markets,…
The informal food sector – comprising retail, distribution, and preparation of food – is critical to…
This report presents the findings of a household food security survey in Kingston, Jamaica, and bases…
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HCP Discussion Paper No. 37: Validation of the HCP Survey Tool for Measuring Urban Food Insecurity: An Item Response Theory Approach
There is some controversy on the applicability of the summand-based Household Food Security Assessment Score (HFIAS)…
HCP Discussion Paper No. 36: The Interface Between Urbanization, Gender and Food in the Global South
The interface between urbanization, gender and food in the Global South offers a vantage point from…
Socioeconomic and structural changes in the global food system, driven by rapid urbanization in the Global…