Publications: Special Issues

Africa’s Urban Food Deserts

Jane Battersby and Jonathan Crush

Urban Forum 2014, 25(2): 143-151. Since the mid-1990s, the concept of the ‘urban food desert’ has been extensively applied to deprived neighbourhoods in European and North American cities. Food deserts are usually characterised as economically-disadvantaged areas where there is relatively poor access to healthy and affordable food because of the absence of modern retail outlets (such…