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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 International Affairs publish article on China’s supermarket revolution in the journal World Development. The paper revisits China’s “supermarket revolution” process and challenges the prediction of supermarket domination. It reveals that Nanjing’s food retailing system has been shaped by the…

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 Project on South-South Migration and Migrant Food Security in the Global South: Interactions, Impacts and Remedies (MiFood Project).  The Project expands the HCP network to an additional five countries (Ecuador, Ghana, Namibia,Qatar and Singapore) and has new institutional…

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 informal sector in Harare, Zimbabwe. The article examines the changing typology of informal trade under the lockdown conditions. A key finding of the study is that under a restricted trading environment, the means for carrying bulky stock and a…

New HCP Handbook on Urban Food Security in the Global South profiled in The Conversation

Dr. Jonathan Crush, Gareth Haysom and Bruce Frayne published an article on The Conversation that calls for more studies on urban food security in the Global South.  The new HCP Handbook on Urban Food Security seeks to initiate a much needed conversation about the intersection between changes in food systems and the rapid urbanisation in…

Zhenzhong Si presents the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impacts on Food Security in China at the Just Food conference

Zhenzhong Si presents the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impacts on Food Security in China at the Just Food conference on June 14, 2021. The conference is the joint annual conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society (AFHVS), Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) and The Society…

Zhenzhong Si and Jonathan Crush present the results of HCP’s COVID-19 and Food Security in China Project to the CanCOVID Speaker Series

Zhenzhong Si and Jonathan Crush present the results of HCP’s COVID-19 and Food Security in China Project to the CanCOVID Speaker Series. This presentation introduces the Hungry Cities Partnership and its SSHRC-funded COVID‑19 and Food Security in China Project, analysing the results of a pioneering household survey conducted during the lockdown in 2020 in two Chinese…

HCP’s Cameron McCordic, Liam Riley and Ines Raimundo publish an analysis of gendered food security outcomes in Maputo in the journal Development Southern Africa

HCP’s Cameron McCordic, Liam Riley and Ines Raimundo publish an analysis of gendered food security outcomes in Maputo in the journal Development Southern Africa. The article assesses the role of employment and education in explaining this phenomenon in the city of Maputo. Using household survey data, this investigation defines the extent to which the relationship…

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…