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Hungry Cities Partnership at the World Nutrition Conference

The HCP participated in the World Nutrition Conference at the School of Public Health, University of Western Cape, Cape Town from 29 August to 3 September 2016: Jonathan Crush (BSIA) chaired the Symposium on “The Food and Nutrition System We Need”; Jane Battersby (ACC) presented on “Beyond Nutrition: Food as Social, Spatial and Economic Context…

Joining the Sustainable Development Goals: Urbanization and Food Security in the Global South

The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP), African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN) and the Consuming Urban Poverties (CUP) research projects convened a workshop entitled Joining the Sustainable Development Goals: Urbanization and Food Security in the Global South in July 2016 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada. Researchers presented thoughtful and insightful findings on…

Conference on Informality and the Urban Food System: Policy, practice and inclusive growth through a food lens

The Hungry Cities Partnership held a conference at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business on 15 February 2016. It’s summed up here by Emma Broadway for UrbanAfrica.Net: As Africa continues to urbanize at an unprecedented rate, the continent’s cities grow hungrier and hungrier. The crux of this issue lies in urban planning and…

Food insecurities of Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa

Our latest AFSUN policy paper, by Jonathan Crush and Godfrey Tawodzera, examines the food security status of Zimbabwean migrant households in the poorer areas of two major South African cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The vast majority were food insecure in terms of the amount of food to which they had access and the quality and…

Mean Streets: Our book on migrant entrepreneurs

Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa, edited by Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda and Caroline Skinner is published by SAMP, ACC and IDRC. This book powerfully demonstrates that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees. Yet far from being lauded, they take their life…

Has food security in urban Zimbabwe improved?

This AFSUN report, by Godfrey Tawodzera, Liam Riley and Jonathan Crush,  looks at poverty and urban food security in Zimbabwe after the crisis. The nadir of Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis in 2008 coincided with the implementation of a baseline household food security survey in Harare by AFSUN. This survey found that households in low-income…