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 Development (IPaSS) program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Following a recent multi-stakeholder workshop in Bellagio on “Harnessing Urban Food Systems for Sustainable Development and…
The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) and Nanjing University organized a workshop entitled Wet Market and Urban…
This online course examines how urban sustainability can be delivered: how cities function as systems of…
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The city of Maputo, with a population of around 1.3 million, has been at the forefront of…
With a population of 8.2 million people, Nanjing is the 14th largest city in China. China…
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HCP Discussion Paper No. 10: The Hungry Cities Food Purchases Matrix: A Measure of Urban Household Food Security and Food System Interactions
Recent theoretical work has suggested that urban food security is the result of food system interactions.…
HCP Discussion Paper No. 9: Comparing Household Food Security in Cities of the Global South through a Gender Lens
Understanding the determinants of urban food insecurity requires sensitivity to local cultural contexts and taking into…
The drivers of food insecurity in rapidly growing urban areas of the Global South are receiving…