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HCP publishes report on inclusive growth and informal food vending in Nairobi, Kenya

HCP publishes report on inclusive growth and informal food vending in Nairobi, Kenya. The report demonstrates that the informal food sector makes food more accessible and affordable in low-income areas and to food-insecure households in Nairobi. It is also a major source of employment and income for the vendors involved.

HCP’s Jonathan Crush participates in webinar on COVD-19 and the Global South as part of the new online Global Insights Series at the Balsillie School of International Affairs

HCP’s Jonathan Crush participates in webinar on COVD-19 and the Global South as part of the new online Global Insights Series at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.  He comments on such issues as the under-detection of infections in the Global South, the impact of the pandemic in the North on remittances and food security…

Former QES-AS post-doctoral scholar, Graeme Young, comments on the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown

Former QES-AS post-doctoral scholar, Graeme Young, comments on the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown, especially on people who are making a living in informal economy. See the blog here.

HCP publishes report with IIHS on inclusive growth and the informal food sector in Bangalore, India

HCP publishes report with IIHS on inclusive growth and the informal food sector in Bangalore, India.

Zhenzhong Si publishes blogs about wet markets, food provisioning and COVID-19 in China

Zhenzhong Si from the Hungry Cities Partnership publishes two blogs about wet markets, food provisioning and COVID-19 in China: Lessons from China: Ensuring no one goes hungry during coronavirus lockdowns Is it fair to blame unsanitary wet market conditions in China for the coronavirus outbreak?

BSIA Provides Update on the HCP COVID-19 and Food Security Project

BSIA Provides Update on the HCP COVID-19 and Food Security Project More information about the project could be found here.

Jonathan Crush publishes a blog on Hungry Cities website to discuss whether COVID-19 will keep out of Africa

Jonathan Crush publishes a blog on Hungry Cities website to discuss whether COVID-19 will keep out of Africa. The blog could be accessed here.

Lessons from Wuhan? The Politics of “Intelligence Failures”

Simon Dalby* April 1, 2o2o As the early history of the missteps in China last December, and the failure of the disease reporting system there to generate the necessary warnings of a new virus in a timely way, becomes clearer, the larger implications of the entanglement of expertise and political expedience are once again revealed.…

HCP receives funding for project on the impact of COVID-19 on food security in China

HCP receives funding for project on the impact of COVID-19 on food security in China. Jonathan Crush, Zhenzhong Si, Ning Dai, Steffanie Scott and Taiyang Zhong will study how the outbreak of the novel coronavirus will impact food security in China, as well as how to improve food access and availability, with nearly $500,000 in…

HCP publishes new report on the informal food sector in Kingston, Jamaica

The HCP publishes report No. 19: Inclusive Growth and the Informal Food Sector in Kingston, Jamaica. The report authored by Robert Kinlocke and Elizabeth Thomas-Hope examines the results of a survey with small-scale food entrepreneurs in Kingston. It depicts the characteristics of the informal food sector and highlights the significance of the sector in raising…