The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) is an international network of partner organizations which focuses on the relationships between rapid urbanization, urban food systems and migration in the Global South.
The HCP conducts collaborative research, training and advocacy with the objective of providing innovative solutions to the challenge of building sustainable cities and policies and programs that promote food security in migrant origin and destination communities and corridors.
Between 2014 and 2020, HCP operated in China, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique and South Africa and was funded by the International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS) program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). In 2021, HCP was awarded a SSHRC Partnership Grant for a new seven-year project entitled South-South Migration and Migrant Food Security in the Global South (the MiFOOD Project). New HCP partner countries include Ecuador, Ghana, Namibia, Qatar and Singapore. New international partners include the FAO, IFPRI, ILO, IOM, MIDEQ and SDSN.
Research Team Cherie Enns Lenore Newman Nicola Mooney Satwinder Bains Geetanjali Gill
The Book “Urban Food Deserts: Perspectives from the Global South” co-edited by Jonathan Crush and Zhenzhong Si is published
Jonathan Crush and Zhenzhong Si co-edited the book "Urban Food Deserts: Perspectives from the Global South"…
QES Advanced Scholar Yuan Yuan and the HCP team at Nanjing University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs publish article in World Development
QES Advanced Scholar Yuan Yuan, the HCP team at Nanjing University and the Balsillie School of…
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This report presents the results of the first comprehensive survey of the informal food sector in…
This report describes and analyzes the food system of Mexico City’s Metropolitan Zone, where small-scale street…
This report presents and analyzes the findings of a city-wide informal food vendors survey conducted by…
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HCP Discussion Paper No. 53: Changing Priorities in Urban Food Security Research: A Bibliometric Analysis
The study of urban food security has evolved dramatically over the past few decades. This evolution…
As an indicator of a broader nutrition transition, the supermarketization of urban food systems in the…
HCP Discussion Paper No. 51: State-Led Localization of Food Provisioning and Food Security in Urban China
Food localization has been extensively studied and advocated in Western countries, focusing on its oppositional stance…