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HCP publishes Special Issue of Urban Forum on Africa’s Urban Informal Food Sector in Comparative Perspective co-edited by Jonathan Crush and Graeme Young

HCP publishes Special Issue of Urban Forum on Africa’s Urban Informal Food Sector in Comparative Perspective co-edited by Jonathan Crush and Graeme Young.  The Special Issue is based on papers delivered at the 2018 HCP Conference on Urbanization, Food Systems and Sustainability in the Global South and contains articles on Nigeria, Uganda, Namibia, Mozambique, South…

HCP researchers at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (iihs) publish article on urban food security and its determinants in Bengaluru

HCP researchers at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (iihs) publish article on urban food security and its determinants in Bengaluru in Special Issue of Environment & Urbanization.

HCP Co-Hosts Workshop on New Directions in South-South Migration with International Migration Research Centre (IMRC)

On November 19th and 20th 2019, the HCP Co-Hosted a workshop titled “New Directions in South-South Migration” with the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada. The workshop explored new and emerging research directions in the study of South-South migration including the links between food system transformation…

HCP Report on Cape Town cited by The Guardian newspaper in an article entitled “Is South Africa’s Most Fertile Farmland Under Threat from Developers?”

HCP Report on Cape Town cited by The Guardian newspaper in an article entitled “Is South Africa’s Most Fertile Farmland Under Threat from Developers?”  The newspaper’s series on Cities discusses the struggle between developers and local farmers and NGOs over land use in the Philippi Horticultural Area which supplies the city’s poor with cheap vegetables. …

HCP Nanjing University research team publishes article in Food Security on the public-private hybrid food provisioning system in Nanjing, China

HCP Nanjing University research team publishes article in Food Security on the hybrid public-private food provisioning system in Nanjing, China.  

HCP QE Scholar Lovemore Itai Zuze presents his research on food security in Mzuzu, Malawi

HCP QE Scholar Lovemore Itai Zuze presents his research on food security in Mzuzu, Malawi to researchers at Balsillie School of International Affairs. The title of his presentation is “Food Security in Africa’s Secondary Cities: No. 2 Mzuzu, Malawi”.   

HCP QE Scholar Robert Kinlocke presents his research on informal food retail in Kingston, Jamaica

HCP QE Scholar Robert Kinlocke presents his research on informal food retail in Kingston, Jamaica to researchers at Balsillie School of International Affairs. The title of his presentation is “Planning for the Precariously Placed: An Examination of Exclusion, Governance and the Sustainability of Informal Food Retail in Kingston, Jamaica”.

HCP QES Post-Doctoral Scholar Graeme Young presents his research on Governing Cape Town’s Informal Economy

HCP QES Post-Doctoral Scholar Graeme Young presents his research on Governing Cape Town’s Informal Economy to an audience of researchers and policy-makers at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.    

HCP partners with the Commonwealth Geographical Bureau (CGB) to co-host Conference on Contemporary Issues in Food and Food Security in Maputo, Mozambique

Themes of the two days conference include: urban food systems urban food production and marketing vulnerability and resilience in sustaining food security the politics of food, food policy and governance knowledge systems and technology in achieving food security migration, rural-Urban linkages in food security urban and rural livelihoods and food security/insecurity gender, age, nutrition and…

HCP researchers James Sgro, Bruce Frayne and Cameron McCordic publish article on urban food security and the SDGs in Journal of Sustainability Research

Background: It has been theorised that there are a network of relationships linking the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whereby achieving one SDG may have spillover effects for other SDGs. This discussion is relevant to the multidimensional stressors experienced by poor urban households in Sub-Saharan Africa. Methods: We evaluate whether variations in the gender of a household head…