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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…

Zhenzhong Si, Hungry Cities Partnership QE Scholar, publishes book “Organic Food and Farming in China: Top-down and Bottom-up Ecological Initiatives”

Zhenzhong Si, QE Scholar with the Hungry Cities Partnership, publishes a book “Organic Food and Farming in China: Top-down and Bottom-up Ecological Initiatives” coauthored with Steffanie Scott, Theresa Schumilas and Aijuan Chen. This book shows how a set of social, economic, cultural, and environmental conditions have converged to shape the development of a “formal” organic…

Inȇs Raimundo, Hungry Cities Partnership Coordinator in Maputo in Mozambique, is attending the 2018 Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Global Summit on Food Security & Thriving Communities

Inȇs Raimundo, Hungry Cities Partnership Coordinator in Maputo in Mozambique, is attending the 2018 Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Global Summit on Food Security & Thriving Communities in Atlanta from November 27th until 2nd December 2018. Through this Summit,  fellows will be preparing for the African Summit on Food Security that will take place next year in Johannesburg.  The…

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) Program hosted a conference on Urbanization, Food Systems and Sustainability in the Global South on 3-4 July 2018 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario, funded by SSHRC, the BSIA, WLU and the IDRC. The first day of the conference…

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 Cape Town and Nanjing at a well-attended seminar at the IDRC on June 19th. Their presentation, entitled The Supermarket Revolution Revisited: Food System Insights from Cape Town, South Africa and Nanjing, China provided a critique of the classic supermarket revolution model in…

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 is published. The report was authored by Samuel Owuor. It presents the results of a city-wide household food security survey of 1,434 Nairobi households, conducted by the Hungry Cities Partnership and the University of Nairobi. As the first city-wide…