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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…

Special Issue of International Migration published on the Migration and Food Security Nexus

Jonathan Crush and Mary Caesar of HCP and the Balsillie School of International Affairs are the Guest Editors of a new special issue of the leading migration research and policy journal, International Migration. In their introduction to the special issue, Crush and Caesar argue that the current global debate on migration and development ignores the…

HCP Researchers at African Centre for Cities (ACC) Author New Report on Sustainable Urbanisation and the Research-Policy Interface

Professors Edgar Pieterse (the Director of the ACC and Co-Director of HCP) and Susan Parnell have authored a report for the GIZ entitled The 2030 Agenda: Sustainable Urbanization and the Research-Policy Interface-Issues for the G20 which argues that the G20 should approach the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development through the perspective of urbanisation. The starting point is…

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

The Hungry Cities Partnership Report No. 3, The Urban Food System of Cape Town, South Africa, was just posted to the HCP website. It was co-authored by Gareth Haysom, Jonathan Crush and Mary Caesar. In addition to an overview of the demographic, economic and socio-political backgrounds of Cape Town, the report also provides a systematic…

Hungry Cities Partnership Supports Bellagio Communique

Following a recent multi-stakeholder workshop in Bellagio on “Harnessing Urban Food Systems for Sustainable Development and Human Well-Being”, the Partnership has lent its support to the Bellagio Communique along with a number of other agencies including UNHABITAT, the World Food Programme, the African Centre for Cities and the RUAF Foundation. A number of HCP researchers…