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).
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…
Canadian Government awards $2.5 million to new HCP Project on South-South Migration and Migrant Food Security in the Global South: Interactions, Impacts and Remedies (MiFood Project)
Canadian Government announces results of 2021 SSHRC Partnership Grant competition and awards $2.5 million to new…
HCP QES Post-Doctoral Fellow, Percy Toriro, publishes new article on the impact of COVID-19 on the informal sector in Harare, Zimbabwe
HCP QES Post-Doctoral Fellow, Percy Toriro, publishes new article on the impact of COVID-19 on the…
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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…