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HCP’s Gareth Haysom argues for the need to integrate food sensitive planning and design into general urban governance and planning structures and policies

In the most recent paper published on Urban Forum entitled “Integrating Food Sensitive Planning and Urban Design into Urban Governance Actions“, HCP’s Gareth Haysom argues for the need to integrate food sensitive planning and design into general urban governance and planning structures and policies. Food sensitive planning and urban design is offered as a specific…

HCP COVID-19 and Food Security Project publishes analysis of impacts on household food security in Wuhan, China

HCP COVID-19 and Food Security Project publishes analysis of COVID-19’s impacts on household food security in Wuhan, China.  This study published on the journal Food & Nutrition Research provides a timely assessment of household food insecurity and also investigates its determinant factors.  The results revealed that socio-demographic characteristics remained the underlying determinants of household food insecurity…

HCP publishes report on inclusive growth and informal food vending in Mexico City, Mexico

HCP publishes report on inclusive growth and informal food vending in Mexico City, Mexico. The report describes and analyzes the structure, organization, dynamics, and impacts of informal food systems under conditions of hyper-urbanization. The informal food economy in Mexico City comprises a network of informal markets, suppliers, transporters, mobile traders, hawkers, retailers, and street food vendors…

HCP researchers Ndeyapo Nickanor, Lawrence Kazembe, Jonathan Crush and Jeremy Wagner publish an evaluation of the African supermarket revolution in Namibia in Development Southern Africa

HCP researchers Ndeyapo Nickanor, Lawrence Kazembe, Jonathan Crush and Jeremy Wagner publish an evaluation of the African supermarket revolution in Namibia in Development Southern Africa. This paper focuses on Windhoek, Namibia, showing that the city’s food system is dominated by South African and local supermarket chains. Since the end of apartheid, South African supermarket chains have…

HCP Publishes the Report of the IPaSS Close-out Conference

HCP publishes the report of the IPaSS close-out conference on “Localising the SDGS through an Urban Food Lens in the Global South“. The online conference was held on November 9-10, 2020. This conference offers global reflections on SDG localisation efforts, and proposes that FOOD offers a useful lens for approaching sustainability in a holistic manner (Day 1).…

HCP’s Cameron McCordic and Bruce Frayne publish article on household barriers to the SDGs inMaputo, Mozambique, in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition

The article assesses the relationships between SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 1 (No Poverty) in Maputo, Mozambique. It found that households with chronically ill members have a slightly increased odds of experiencing poverty and food insecurity and tend to experience these challenges concurrently.

HCP Convenes Workshop with ICLEI on Localising the SDGS through an Urban Food Lens in the Global South

HCP Convenes Workshop with ICLEI on Localising the SDGS through an Urban Food Lens in the Global South. There are growing efforts to localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which acknowledge the vital role of local government and urban actors in driving sustainability. These efforts are supported by an intuitive understanding of the interrelation between each of…

Former QES-AS Scholar, Graeme Young, publishes article on urban informal economies and peacebuilding in Third World Quarterly

Former QES-AS Scholar, Graeme Young, publishes article on urban informal economies and peacebuilding in Third World Quarterly. This article outlines three contrasting perspectives on peacebuilding and argues that any effort to incorporate urban informal economies into peacebuilding processes must prioritise democratic inclusion, grassroots organisation and formal employment creation if they are to have a meaningful…

HCP’s COVID-19 and Food Security in China project featured on Government of Canada website

HCP’s COVID-19 and Food Security in China project featured on Government of Canada website. 

Jonathan Crush and Zhenzhong Si publish commentary on COVID-19 and the food system

The commentary entitled “COVID-19 Containment and Food Security in the Global South” coauthored by Jonathan Crush and Zhenzhong Si is published on the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. The paper highlights the significance of food security in effective and sustainable global response to the COVID-19 (and any further) viral pandemics. The paper…