The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) is an international network of cities and city-based partner organizations which focuses on the relationships between rapid urbanization, informality, inclusive growth and urban food systems 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 the cities.
The HCP currently operates in China, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique and South Africa and is 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).
Former QES-AS Scholar, Graeme Young, publishes article on urban informal economies and peacebuilding in Third World Quarterly
Former QES-AS Scholar, Graeme Young, publishes article on urban informal economies and peacebuilding in Third World…
HCP's COVID-19 and Food Security in China project featured on Government of Canada website.
The commentary entitled "COVID-19 Containment and Food Security in the Global South" coauthored by Jonathan Crush…
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This report presents and analyzes the findings of a city-wide informal food vendors survey conducted by…
The informal food sector is critical to the food security of poor urban households in rapidly…
The informal food sector is critical to the food security of poor urban households in most…
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After decades of famine and thousands of deaths caused by food shortages and starvation, China was…
HCP Discussion Paper No. 44: Change, Challenge and Opportunity in the Indian Urban Food System: Lessons from Bangalore, India
Over the past decade and a half, food policies have undergone much change as decentralization and…
Like many emerging economies in the Global South, China is experiencing major transformations of its national…