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.
HCP Partner Taiyang Zhong publishes paper on the impact of community-level grassroots organizations on household food security during the COVID-19 epidemic in China
HCP partner Taiyang Zhong from Nanjing University coauthors a paper with Yajia Liang about community-level grassroots…
MiFOOD Paper No.6 “Incomplete Documentation, Isolation and Food Security among Central American Migrants in Mexico City” is published
MiFOOD Paper No. 6 "Incomplete Documentation, Isolation and Food Security among Central American Migrants in Mexico…
MiFOOD collaborators publish paper no. 5 on migrant women’s food insecurity in Ghana
MiFOOD publishes Paper No. 5: Migrant Women’s Food Insecurity Experiences in the Breadbasket of Ghana. It…
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MiFOOD Paper No. 7: The SDGs, Migrant Remittances and Food Security in Jamaica
This paper raises questions about the implications of migration for inclusive social development in Kingston, Jamaica.…
MiFOOD Paper No. 6: Incomplete Documentation, Isolation and Food Security among Central American Migrants in Mexico City
This paper examines some of the factors that contribute to food insecurity among the growing populations…
MiFOOD Paper No. 5: Migrant Women’s Food Insecurity Experiences in the Breadbasket of Ghana
Migration has become a safety net for smallholder farmers across Africa in response to rapidly deteriorating…
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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…
HCP Discussion Paper No. 54: Affordable Food Shops and Urban Food Security in China
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…