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MiFOOD Team Leader, Professor S Irudaya Rajan, edits Special Issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on return migration to South and South East Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic

MiFOOD Team Leader, Professor S Irudaya Rajan, edits Special Issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on return migration to South and South East Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This special issue does a comprehensive coverage of several topics related to return migration. It has adopted an interdisciplinary lens in understanding issues related to…

MiFOOD network and the Women Feeding Cities project jointly host a workshop with the University of Namibia in Windhoek on October 16, 2023

The MiFOOD network and the Women Feeding Cities project jointly host a workshop with the University of Namibia in Windhoek on October 16, 2023. The workshop titled “After the Pandemic: Perspectives on International Migration and Food Insecurity” showcases eight presentations highlighting cutting-edge research in the dynamic interactions between migration and food insecurity during and after…

HCP partner Abel Chikanda presents at the Larger Lecture webinar series of McMaster University on urban food insecurity in southern Africa

HCP partner Abel Chikanda presents his research on urban food insecurity in southern Africa at the Larger Lecture webinar series of McMaster University. The presentation provides an overview of the extent of food insecurity in Southern African Cities and argues for the development of the social infrastructure that support the economic activities of the urban…

MiFOOD’s Sujata Ramachandran and Jonathan Crush publish commentary on “Food security, equitable development and South–South migration: Towards a research agenda”

MiFOOD’s Sujata Ramachandran and Jonathan Crush publish commentary “Food security, equitable development and South–South migration: Towards a research agenda” in the journal International Migration. The commentary reflects on recent policy-related and research moves to connect migration with food security. Building on a review of recent signs of progress in global governance, it highlights how the…

MiFOOD hosts “After the Pandemic: Perspectives on International Migration and Food Insecurity” workshop in Windhoek, Namibia

On October 16th, the MiFOOD team hosts a workshop with colleagues from University of Namibia on “After the Pandemic: Perspectives on International Migration and Food Insecurity”. The half-day workshop features eight presentations from MiFOOD colleagues from Canada, Namibia, Mexico, Ecuador and Kenya. The workshop is also attended by representatives from international organizations related to migration…

MiFOOD Co-hosts the International Symposium on Migration and Mobilities with University of the Western Cape and the Migration and Mobilities Interdisciplinary Collective in Africa (MMICA)

MiFOOD co-hosts the International Symposium on Migration and Mobilities with University of the Western Cape and the Migration and Mobilities Interdisciplinary Collective in Africa (MMICA) from October 12th to 13th, 2023. The Symposium responds to the evolving need to examine mobilities on various scales, through collaborative local and global partnerships and interdisciplinary approaches. The symposium…

MiFOOD Workshop “Migration, Food Security and Crisis Management in the Gulf”

The MiFOOD workshop Migration, Food Security and Crisis Management in the Gulf, held in partnership with Hamid Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, featured lead researchers in the field of migration and food security. This was an exceptional opportunity to discuss some of the most recent studies on the changing dynamics of labour migration to the…

HCP director Jonathan Crush and partner Godfrey Tawodzera publish SAMP Migration Policy Series Report on pandemic remittance shocks and resilience

HCP director Jonathan Crush and partner Godfrey Tawodzera publish SAMP Migration Policy Series No. 86 on “Pandemic Remittance Shocks and Resilience in the South Africa–Zimbabwe Migration Corridor”. Building on survey data, the report tests the conflicting global and local narratives about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on remittance flows in the South Africa-Zimbabwe migration…

HCP partners publish paper on aggregate food security access score measurement

HCP partners Vonai Charamba, Lawrence N. Kazembe and Ndeyapo Nickanor from University of Namibia publish a paper in the journal Food Security on the application of item response theory modelling to measure an aggregate food security access score. The study proposes a composite food insecurity indicator by aggregating items from Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS),…

The MiFOOD network attended conference of the Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS)

The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) and the MiFOOD Project recently participated in the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) at York University, Toronto. This event was part of the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the CAFS conference was ‘Reckonings, Reimaginings, and Reconciliations, Within and Through…