Allied Projects

  • African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN)

    AFSUN was founded in 2008 with funding from the Canadian Government’s University Partners in Cooperation and Development (UPCD) Tier One Program to conduct research, capacity-building and policy work on the relationship between rapid urbanization and food security in 9 countries and 11 cities in Southern Africa. The research themes and outputs are all available on the AFSUN website.

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  • Consuming Urban Poverty (CUP) Project: Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa

    The CUP project is funded by the UK DFID-ESRC Urban Poverty Programme and focuses on the relationship between urban poverty and secondary urbanization in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe Africa as viewed through a food lens. The project is based at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, also a partner in the Hungry Cities Partnership.

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  • Southern African Migration Programme (SAMP)

    SAMP was founded in 1997 as a network of organizations in Southern Africa committed to advancing a regional migration and development agenda through research, training and advocacy.  SAMP is an internationally-recognized leader in migration and development research in Africa and has been funded at various times by CIDA, UK-DFID, IDRC and the Open Society Foundation.  SAMP is based at the IMRC at the Balsillie School and the University of Western Cape.

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  • Growing Informal Cities Project

    GIC is funded by IDRC and is a partnership between SAMP, the African Centre for Cities (UCT), Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo and the Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO). The project recently completed a three year program of research on migrant entrepreneurship and informal cross-border trade (including in the food sector) in four African cities.

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  • Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged Partnership (FLEdGE)

    FLEdGE is funded by a five-year SSHRC Partnership Grant and has partners across Canada, in Europe and in several countries in the South.  The partnership seeks better integration of the food system across boundaries and supply chains, to increase local food initiatives and finding mechanisms that allow government and other institutions to act more cohesively on food governance. FLEdGE is based at Laurier’s Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.


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  • 2030+ Research Group

    The Hungry Cities Partnership is a participant in the 2030+ Group at the Balsillie School for International Affairs. 2030+ addresses emerging challenges in the areas of food security, poverty, health, migration and climate change. It brings together capacity-building expertise, disciplinary methods, themes and specific research objectives to create knowledge and policy impacts to the year 2030 and beyond.

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HCP Projects

  • Informality, Inclusive Growth and Food Security in Cities of the Global South

    This foundation project of the Hungry Cities Partnership is funded by the SSHRC and IDRC under the International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies Program (IPaSS). The project has facilitated the formation of an initial seven-city research and policy network across the Global South linked to researchers at five Canadian universities. The project has embarked on a five-year program of collaborative research on a variety of themes related to inclusive growth and the formal and informal urban food system in the study cities.

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  • South African Supermarkets and Food Security in African Cities

    This project is being implemented by HCP and the University of Namibia in the HCP-affiliated city of Windhoek, Namibia. The pilot  funded by Open Society Foundation South Africa is examining the implications of the “supermarket revolution” for poor urban communities in the informal settlements of Windhoek.