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).
Hungry Cities Partnership Co-Hosts Conference on Urbanization, Food Systems and Sustainability in the Global South
The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES-AS)…
QE Scholars Present Hungry Cities Research at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa
QES Scholars Godfrey Tawodzera and Zhenzhong Si, together with Jonathan Crush, presented HCP research findings for…
Hungry Cities Partnership Report on the State of Household Food Security in Nairobi, Kenya is Published
The Hungry Cities Partnership Report No. 11: The State of Household Food Security in Nairobi, Kenya…
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About one in every four households in Mexico City are severely food insecure, while another quarter…
This is the first city-wide representative household food security survey of Cape Town and contributes significantly…
This report presents the results of a city-wide household food security survey of 1,434 Nairobi households,…
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HCP Discussion Paper No. 15: The Food Security Implications of Gendered Access to Education and Employment in Maputo
The multiple linkages between gender and household food security in cities have been observed in diverse…
HCP Discussion Paper No. 14: The Impact of Proximity to Wet Markets and Supermarkets on Household Dietary Diversity in Nanjing City, China
Existing studies suggest that despite the proliferation of supermarkets, traditional wet markets have persisted in many…
As the number and size of food banks increase globally, it is critical to research how…