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 addressed the challenges posed by rapid urbanization and the transformation of food systems in the cities of the Global South and related both to the goals and targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda and the New Urban Agenda of Habitat III. The second day of the conference was devoted to the increasingly important informal food sector in cities of the Global South, and featured a series of presentations of original research by QES-AS scholars and others.

The conference program with the presentations is as follows

 

URBANIZATION, FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

3rd-4th July 2018

Venue: Room 142, Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Campus, 67 Erb St W, Waterloo

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

8.15 am

Registration

8:45 am

Welcome & Introductions

Prof. John Ravenhill, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Prof. Jonathan Crush, Hungry Cities Partnership
Dr Bruce Frayne, Sustainable Development Solutions Network

9:00 am to 10:30 am

PANEL 1: Grand Challenges

Chair: Jonathan Crush, BSIA

• “A Fading Subsidy: Cheap Industrial Food and Urban Poverty

   Tony Weis Department of Geography, Western University
Marylynn Steckley Arthur Kroeger College, Ottawa
Bruce Frayne School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo

• “Global Trends in Stunting and Obesity: Urban/Rural Comparisons

   Sue Horton School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

• “The Intersection of Climate Change and Food Security in the Development Agenda of the Global South

   Carrie Mitchell School of Planning, University of Waterloo

• “Enacting Global Governance Agreements at the Urban Scale: Measurement Drives Diagnosis and Action

   Gareth Haysom African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am to 12:15 am

PANEL 2: Drivers of Food System Transformation

Chair: Bruce Frayne, UW

• “Food Systems for an Urbanizing World

   Marketa Jonasova, The World Bank

• “The Hidden Middle: The Quiet Revolution in the Midstream of Agrifood Value Chains in Developing Countries”

   Thomas Reardon Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

• “Delicious and Dangerous: Precarious Diets in a Time of Food Price Volatility”

   Patta Scott-Villiers Institute of Development Studies, UK
Naomi Hossain Institute of Development Studies, UK

• “Predisposing Vulnerability: Infrastructure Accessibility and Household Food Insecurity”

   Cameron McCordic Balsillie School of International Affairs
Bruce Frayne School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo
James Sgro Balsillie School of International Affairs

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Keynote Address: Achieving Food Security and Nutrition in an Urbanized World

Marie Ruel Director of Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

PANEL 3: Responding to Food Insecurities

Chair: Elizabeth Thomas Hope, UWI

• “Integrating SDG 5, ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ into Urban Food Security Discourse

   Mary Caesar Balsillie School of International Affairs
Liam Riley Balsillie School of International Affairs

• “Food Waste and the Growth of Food Banking in the World’s Cities

   Daniel N. Warshawsky School of Public and International Affairs, Wright State University

• “Urbanization as a Driver of Food Waste Generation”

   Tammara Soma Food Systems Lab, New College University of Toronto

• “Food Safety and Urban Food Security in Cities of the Global South

   Jodi Koberinski School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
Zhenzhong Si Balsillie School of International Affairs
Steffanie Scott Department of Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

PANEL 4: Mobilities and Food Security

Chair: Sam Owuor, University of Nairobi

• “Food Systems at the Rural-Urban Interface

   Felicity J. Proctor Research Associate, Rimisp-Chile

• “Determinants and Outcomes of Internal Labour Migration for Rural Livelihoods in the Global South

   Warren Dodd, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

• “Urban Food Security Among Migrants and Refugees in the Global South

   Abel Chikanda Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science, University of Kansas
Jonathan Crush Balsillie School of International Affairs

• “Forgotten Flows: Migration, Food Remittances and Food Security

   Jonathan Crush Balsillie School of International Affairs
Mary Caesar, Balsillie School of International Affairs

 

Wednesday 4th July 2018

9:00 am to 10:30 am

QES Urban Informal Food Sector Panel 1

Chair: Mary Caesar, BSIA

• “Characterizing Wet Market Food Vendors in the Urban Food System of Nanjing

   Zhenzhong Si Balsillie School of International Affairs

• “Cooperative Governance in China’s Transforming Informal Food Retail Sector: Case Study of Street Food Vendors in Nanjing, China

   Ning Dai Department of Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

• “Supporting Rural-Urban Linkages for Self-Reliance in Jamaica

   Beth Timmers School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo

• “Networks, Negotiations and Neoliberalism: An Analysis of the Challenges and Resilience of Small Scale Food Entrepreneurs in Kingston, Jamaica

   Robert Kinlocke University of the West Indies at Mona
Elizabeth Thomas Hope University of the West Indies at Mona

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am to 1:00 pm

QES Urban Informal Food Sector Panel 2

Chair: Luc Mougeot, IDRC

• “An Urban Analysis of the Onion Value Chain in Bangalore, India

   Farhan Rahman Department of Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

• “The Inclusion of Young Entrepreneurs in the City of Maputo’s Food Markets

   Ines Raimundo Department of Geography, Eduardo Mondlane University
Cameron McCordic Balsillie School of International Affairs

• “The Nature and Operations of the Informal Food Sector in Cape Town’s Food System

   Godfrey Tawodzera African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

• “Governance, Precarity and Food Security: Impact of Precarious Status on the Food Security of Urban Refugees in South Africa

   Jennifer Kandjii Balsillie School of International Affairs

12:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm to 3.45 pm

QES Urban Informal Food Sector Panel 3

Chair: Abel Chikanda, University of Kansas

• “Development, Division and Discontent in Informal Markets: Insights from Kampala

   Graeme Young Cambridge University

• “Some Aspects of Informal Food Economy in Nairobi City

   Samuel Owuor Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi

• “Urbanization and Informal Food Economy in Windhoek, Namibia: Food Insecurity and Consumption Patterns

   Ndeyapo Martha Nickanor Faculty of Science, University of Namibia
Lawrence N. Kazembe Department of Statistics and Population Studies, University of Namibia

• “Informal Food Economy and Food Safety in Windhoek, Namibia”

   Lawrence N. Kazembe Department of Statistics and Population Studies, University of Namibia
Ndeyapo Martha Nickanor Faculty of Science, University of Namibia

4.00 pm: Publication Plans and Close

 

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Posted by sizhenzhong on July 17, 2018