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HCP partners with the Commonwealth Geographical Bureau (CGB) to co-host Conference on Contemporary Issues in Food and Food Security in Maputo, Mozambique

Themes of the two days conference include: urban food systems urban food production and marketing vulnerability and resilience in sustaining food security the politics of food, food policy and governance knowledge systems and technology in achieving food security migration, rural-Urban linkages in food security urban and rural livelihoods and food security/insecurity gender, age, nutrition and…

HCP researchers James Sgro, Bruce Frayne and Cameron McCordic publish article on urban food security and the SDGs in Journal of Sustainability Research

Background: It has been theorised that there are a network of relationships linking the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whereby achieving one SDG may have spillover effects for other SDGs. This discussion is relevant to the multidimensional stressors experienced by poor urban households in Sub-Saharan Africa. Methods: We evaluate whether variations in the gender of a household head…

HCP publishes Special Issue on “Urban Food Deserts: Perspectives from the Global South” in the journal Sustainability, guest edited by Jonathan Crush and Zhenzhong Si

HCP publishes Special Issue on “Urban Food Deserts: Perspectives from the Global South” in the journal Sustainability, guest edited by Jonathan Crush and Zhenzhong Si. The industrialization of the urban food system, alongside the proliferation of supermarkets, has dramatically transformed the landscape of food accessibility in cities. In many countries, especially the US, the spatial consolidation…

Professor Jonathan Crush and QE Scholars Mary Caesar, Robert Kinlocke and Zhenzhong Si attend the QES-AS Projects Workshop in Toronto

The QES-AS Projects Workshop was held in Toronto on May 22 and 23, 2019 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Professor Jonathan Crush and QE scholars with the HCP, including Drs. Mary Caesar, Robert Kinlocke and Zhenzhong Si, attended the workshop on May 22. The workshop was titled “Strengthening partnerships and collaboration across QES-AS projects“. The…

HCP convenes participatory forum on the informal food sector in Mexico City in partnership with WIEGO Mexico

HCP convenes participatory forum on the informal food sector in Mexico City in partnership with WIEGO Mexico.  The forum was led by Salomon Gonzalez from HCP partner UAM and was attended by representatives of street trader organizations. municipal officials, HCP and WIEGO. In a simulation exercise, participants gave their advice to a fictitious new migrant…

QES Scholars Ning Dai and Zhenzhong Si co-author HCP Discussion Papers on the governance of the food system in Nanjing China, with Dr Taiyang Zhong of Nanjing University

QES Scholar Zhenzhong Si co-authors HCP Discussion Paper No. 24: Achieving Urban Food Security through a Public-Private Hybrid Food Provisioning System: A Case Study of Nanjing, China with Dr Taiyang Zhong of Nanjing University. The paper examines how the public-private hybrid model of food markets and its governance ensures a relatively high-level urban food security…

Supermarkets may be making more food available, but they are not making it accessible enough to improve food security – Jonathan Crush, HCP Director

In a February 20 op-ed published in Business Day, Hungry Cities Partnership director Jonathan Crush says supermarkets may be making more food available, but they are not making it more accessible, or accessible enough, to improve food security. Read the full article here: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2019-02-20-the-growing-role-of-supermarkets-in-africas-food-security/ In another recent op-ed, published by the Daily Maverick on January 30, Prof Crush says…

Godfrey Tawodzera of the African Centre for Cities at University of Cape Town and a Hungry Cities Partnership QE Scholar at Wilfrid Laurier University authors paper on the informal food sector in Cape Town

Godfrey Tawodzera of the African Centre for Cities at University of Cape Town and a Hungry Cities Partnership QE Scholar at Wilfrid Laurier University authors paper on the informal food sector in Cape Town. The paper was published on the Hungry Cities website as HCP Discussion Paper No. 23: Food Vending and the Urban Informal…

Ndeyapo Nickanor, Hungry Cities Partnership QE Scholar, co-authors article in Sustainability with Jonathan Crush and Lawrence Kazembe

Ndeyapo Nickanor, Hungry Cities Partnership QE Scholar, co-authors article in Sustainability with Jonathan Crush and Lawrence Kazembe. Using various standard measures, the paper (Informal Food Deserts and Household Food Insecurity in Windhoek, Namibia) reveals that the informal settlements are spaces of extremely high food insecurity. They are not, however, food deprived. The proximity of supermarkets…

Mary Caesar, Hungry Cities Partnership QE Scholar, co-authors paper on gender and food insecurity in Cape Town with Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow, Liam Riley

Mary Caesar, Hungry Cities Partnership QE Scholar, co-authors paper on “Gender Inequality, Poverty and Urban Household Food Security in Cape Town” with Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow, Liam Riley. The paper aims to advance our understanding of the gendered nature of urban household food security and how it is shaped by the relationships between internal household gender…