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The HCP partner in South Africa convenes International Urban Conference, 1-3 February 2018, to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Centre’s founding

The HCP partner in South Africa, the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, convenes International Urban Conference, 1-3 February 2018, to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Centre’s founding. A number of HCP researchers presented their work at the International Urban Conference. They included Elizabeth Thomas Hope (University of West Indies), Zhenzhong Si…

QES Scholar Dr. Godfrey Tawodzera presents his research at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, May 2018

Godfrey Tawodzera from the African Centre of Cities at the University of Cape Town and the first HCP-QES Early Career Scholar to visit Canada presented his research on the food security of Zimbabwean migrants in South African Cities to the Migration, Mobilities and Social Politics Cluster at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.   Photos…

HCP-Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars blog about their experiences in South Africa, China and India

HCP-Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars have written blogs about their research and conference experiences in partner cities of the HCP. Their blogs record various elements of the urban food systems with personal reflections in South Africa, China and India in detail.

Hungry Cities Partnership researchers Gareth Haysom and Godfrey Tawodzera assess the applicability of food security measures and metrics for understanding food insecurity in cities in the Global South in the influential journal Food Policy 74(2018)

Abstract The understanding of food security has seen major shifts since the original conceptualisations of the challenge. These changes in understanding have been accompanied by different food security measurement approaches. Despite the fact that the world has become increasingly urbanised and the developing world in particular, is experiencing its own urban transition, changes in food…

Hungry Cities Partnership Co-Hosts Workshop on Africa’s Supermarket Revolution

HCP joined the African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN), the University of Namibia and the University of Cape Town in hosting a policy workshop examining the supermarket revolution in Africa. The workshop was sponsored by the Open Society South Africa. Workshop Report

Hungry Cities Partnership Report on Nairobi’s Urban Food System is Published

The Hungry Cities Partnership Report No. 6, The Urban Food System of Nairobi, Kenya, was posted to the HCP website. It was co-authored by Samuel Owuor, Andrea Brown, Jonathan Crush, Bruce Frayne and Jeremy Wagner. The report provides an overview of Nairobi’s geography, demography, land use and population distribution, its formal and informal economic sectors…

Hungry Cities Partnership Report on Bangalore’s Urban Food System is Published

The Hungry Cities Partnership Report No. 5, The Urban Food System of Bangalore, India, was posted to the HCP website. It was co-authored by Aditi Surie and Neha Sami. The report provides an overview of Bangalore’s demography, its formal and informal economic sectors and the issues of poverty and deprivation. It also depicts how the…

IIHS’s Infographic on the Urban Food System of Bangalore, India

The Hungry Cities Partnership’s report on the urban food system of Bangalore, India, has been published. Here is an infographic from our local partner Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) that summarizes facts of Bangalore’s food choices.

Hungry Cities Partnership Discussion Paper No. 11 on Urban Food Security and Rural Bias is Published

The Hungry Cities Partnership Discussion Paper No. 11, Urban Food Security and Rural Bias, was posted to the Hungry Cities website. It is coauthored by Jonathan Crush and Liam Riley. The paper sets out the global, African, and South African contexts within which both urban development and food security agendas in Africa are framed. It…

Hungry Cities Partnership Report on Kingston’s Urban Food System is Published

The Hungry Cities Partnership Report No. 4, The Urban Food System of Kingston, Jamaica, was posted to the HCP website. It was co-authored by Elizabeth Thomas-Hope, Robert Kinlocke, Therese Ferguson, Charmaine Heslop-Thomas and Beth Timmers. Based on existing literature, the report provides a systematic overview of the demographic, geographic and economic backgrounds of Kingston. It…