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.
MiFOOD Collaborator Chetan Choithani publishes new book "Migration, Food Security and Development: Insights from Rural India".…
HCP’s Cameron McCordic and Bruce Frayne coauthor new paper about food security implications of disrupted access to basic services
HCP's Cameron McCordic and Bruce Frayne coauthor new paper with Naomi Sunu and Clare Williamson which…
HCP’s Liam Riley and Jonathan Crush publish new book “Transforming Urban Food Systems in Secondary Cities in Africa”
HCP's Liam Riley and Jonathan Crush (editors) publish the book "Transforming Urban Food Systems in Secondary…
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Migration has become a safety net for smallholder farmers across Africa in response to rapidly deteriorating…
MiFOOD Paper No. 4: Pandemic Precarity and Food Insecurity: Zimbabwean Migrants in South Africa During COVID-19
A notable silence in the emerging literature on migrant precarity is any consideration of the relationship…
The COVID-19 pandemic has issued significant challenges to food systems and the food security of urban…
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HCP Discussion Paper No. 55: Food Clusters, Food Security and the Urban Food System of Northern Namibia
A central feature of the transformation of urban food systems in cities of the Global South…
Food subsidies have been widely implemented as part of government policies to mitigate food insecurity among…
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…