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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, 2020 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…

HCP Researcher Zhenzhong Si is interviewed by several media outlets on Chinese wet markets and the origins of the coronavirus

HCP Researcher Zhenzhong Si is interviewed by several media outlets on Chinese wet markets and the origins of the coronavirus. Rear Vision on ABC Radio National (Australia) about wet markets and wild animal trade in China. Feb. 24, 2020. BBC World Service radio about the prevalence of and regulations on wild animal trade and wild meat…

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) comment on the implementation of the Street Vendors Act, 2014

HCP researchers at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (iihs),  Keerthana Jagadeesh and Shriya Anand, comment on the implementation of the Street Vendors Act, 2014, using data from a project survey of informal food vendors in Bangalore. They publish article on urban food security and its determinants in Bengaluru in Special Issue of Environment &…

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. …