MiFOOD Papers

MiFOOD Paper No. 13: Capron, G., Gonzalez, S. and Moreno, L. (2023). Supermarkets in Mexico and the Mexico City Metropolitan Area: Logics of Territorial Insertion and Socio-Spatial Inequalities

MiFOOD Paper No. 12: Choithani, C., Jaleel, A. and Rajan, I. (2023). Rural-Urban Transition and Food Security in India.

MiFOOD Paper No. 11: Milan, T. and Martens, C. (2023). An Exploratory Study of the Food Security of Displaced Venezuelans in Ecuadorian Cities During COVID-19.

MiFOOD Paper No. 10: Crush, J. and Ramachandran, S. (2023). Linking Food Security with Development, Inequality and South-South Migration.

MiFOOD Paper No. 9: Sithole, S., Tevera, D. and Dinbabo, M. (2023). Emerging Digital Technologies and Cross-Border Food Remittances of Zimbabwean Migrants in Cape Town, South Africa, During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic.

MiFOOD Paper No. 8: Vercillo, S. and Frayne, B. (2023). Young People’s Mobilities, Farming Aspirations and Engagements in Northern Ghana.

MiFOOD Paper No. 7: Elizabeth Thomas-Hope. (2023). The SDGs, Migrant Remittances and Food Security in Jamaica.

MiFOOD Paper No. 6: Hayden, Tiana Bakić. (2023). Incomplete Documentation, Isolation, and Food Security among Central American Migrants in Mexico City.

MiFOOD Paper No. 5: Baada, J. N., Kansanga, M., Kangmennaang, J. and Luginaah, I. (2023). Migrant Women’s Food Insecurity Experiences in the Breadbasket of Ghana.

MiFOOD Paper No. 4: Tawodzera, G. and Crush, J. (2022). Pandemic Precarity and Food Insecurity: Zimbabwean Migrants in South Africa During COVID-19.

MiFOOD Paper No. 3: Xu, F., Zhong, T. and Crush, J. (2022). COVID-19, the Hukou System and Migrant Food Security in Urban China.

MiFOOD Paper No. 2: Onyango, E. O., Crush, J. and Owuor, S. (2021). Food Remittances, Migration and Rural-Urban Linkages in Kenya.

MiFOOD Paper No. 1: Crush, J., Thomaz, D. and Ramachandran, S. (2021). South-South Migration, Food Insecurity and the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Journal Articles

Bakic Hayden, T. (2023). Insecure Infrastructures: The Affects and Effects of Violence in Mexico’s Food System. American Anthropologist 125(1): 89-99. 

Bakic Hayden, T. (2021). Street Food as Infrastructure: Consumer Mobility and Food Security in Mexico City. Food, Culture & Society 24(1): 98-111. 

Bastia, T., Datta, K., Hujo, K., Pipr, N. & Walsham (2023). Reflections on Intersectionality: A Journey Through the Worlds of Migration Research, Policy and Advocacy. Gender, Place and Culture 30(3): 460-483. 

Capron, G., Arellano, S.G., and Sanchez, L. (2022). Les supermarchés au Mexique et dans la Zone Métropolitaine de Mexico. Logiques d’implantation territoriale et inégalités socio-spatiales. EchoGéo 60. 

Chang, Y., Si, Z., Crush, J., Scott, S., and Zhong, T. (2023). Governing for Food Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Wuhan and Nanjing, China. Urban Governance 3(2): 106-115.

Crush, J., Kazembe, L., and Nickanor, N. (2023). Opportunity and Survival in the Urban Informal Food Sector of Namibia. Businesses 3(1): 129-149.

Eguiguren, M., Martens, C., and Godoy, D. (2022).  Migración en contexto de pandemia: las respuestas políticas en el Ecuador. Cuadernos del Cendes 39(111): 29-59. 

Kazembe, L., Nickanor, N. and Crush, J. (2022). Food Insecurity, Dietary Patterns and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Windhoek, Namibia. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 17(3): 425-444. 

Liang, Y., and Zhong, T. (2023). Impacts of Community-Level Grassroots Organizations on Household Food Security During the COVID-19 Epidemic Period in ChinaInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 85(1): 103490.

Liang, Y., Zhong, T., and Crush, J. (2022). Boon or Bane? Urban Food Security and Online Food Purchasing during the COVID-19 Epidemic in Nanjing, China. Land 11(6): 945. 

McCordic, C., Frayne, B., Sunu, N., and Williamson, C. (2022). The Household Food Security Implications of Disrupted Access to Basic Services in Five Cities in the Global South. Land 1(5): 654. 

Milán, T., and Martens, C. (2023). Venezuelan Migration, COVID-19 and Food (In)Security in Urban Areas of Ecuador. Land 12(2): 517.

Nickanor N. M., Tawodzera, G., Kazembe, L.N. (2023). The Threat of COVID-19 on Food Security: A Modelling Perspective of Scenarios in the Informal Settlements in WindhoekLand, 12(3): 718.

Onyango, E., Crush, J. and Owuor, S. (2021). Migration, Rural–Urban Connectivity, and Food Remittances in Kenya. Environments 8: 92 

Onyango, E., Crush, J., and Owuor, S. (2021). Preparing for COVID-19: Household Food Insecurity and Vulnerability to Shocks in Nairobi, Kenya. PLoS ONE 16(11): e0259139. 

Onyango, E. O., Crush, J. S., Owuor, S. (2023). Food Insecurity and Dietary Deprivation: Migrant Households in Nairobi, KenyaNutrients 15: 1215.

Onyango, E., Owusu, B., and Crush, J. (2023). COVID-19 and Urban Food Security in Ghana During the Third WaveLand 12(2): 504.

Raimundo, I.M. (2022). African Migrants toward Inclusive Growth in Mozambique: A case study of the city of Maputo. Journal of Inclusive Cities and Built Environment 2(1): 70-79.

Rosales, S., Bakic Hayden, T. and Crossa, V. (2023). Heterogeneity Among Merchants in Mexico City’s Municipal Markets. Estudios demograficos y urbanos 38(2): 345-378.  

Shen, Q., and Zhong, T. (2023). Did Household Income Loss Have an Immediate Impact on Animal-Source Foods Consumption during the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic? Foods 12(7), 1424.

Simeone, L., Piper, N. and Rosewarn, S. (2023). When Food is Finance: Seeking Global Justice for Migrant Workers. Studies in Social Justice 17(1) 

Sithole, S. (2023). Migrant Networks, Food Remittances, and Zimbabweans in Cape Town: A Social Media Perspective. African Human Mobility Review 9(1): 33-55.

Sithole, S., Tevera, D., and Dinbabo, M. (2022). Cross-Border Food Remittances and Mobile Transfers: The Experiences of Zimbabwean Migrants in Cape Town, South Africa. Eutopia 22: 10-32.

Xu, F., Crush, J., and Zhong, T. (2022). Pathways to Food Insecurity: Migration, Hukou and COVID-19 in Nanjing, China. Population, Space and Place, 29(1): e2640.

Yuan, Y., Si, Z., Zhong, T., Huang, X. and Crush, J. (2021). Revisiting China’s Supermarket Revolution: Complementarity and Co-Evolution between Traditional and Modern Food Outlets. World Development 147 (2021): 105631. 

Zhang, Z., Yang, K., Zhong, T. and Crush, J. (2021). Factors Determining Household-Level Food Insecurity During COVID-19 Epidemic: A Case of Wuhan, China. Food & Nutrition Research 65: 5501.

Zhong, T., Crush, J., Si, Z. and Scott, S. (2022). Emergency Food Supplies and Food Security in Wuhan and Nanjing, China, During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from a Field Survey. Development Policy Review 40(3): e12575.  

Zhong, T., Crush, J., Song, Y., Si, Z., Scott, S., and Peng, Y. (2023). Urban Food Insecurity and the Impact of China’s Affordable Food Shop (AFS) Program: A Case Study of Nanjing City. Applied Geography 154 (2023): 102924.

Zhong, T., Si, Z., Crush, J. and Scott, S. (2023). The Nanjing Model: Comprehensive Food System Governance, Localization and Urban Food Security in China. Global Food Security 38: 100709. 

Zhong, T., Si, Z., Scott, S. and Crush, J. (2021). Comprehensive Food System Planning for Urban Food Security in Nanjing, China. Land 10: 1090.  

Book Chapters

Dinbabo, M. (2022). COVID-19 Lockdown and Peri-Urban Livelihoods: Migrants’ Contribution to the South African Food System. In P. Angu et al. (Eds.), South African-Based African Migrants’ Responses to COVID-19: Strategies. Opportunities, Challenges and Implications (Cameroon: Langaa RPCIG), pp. 101-126.

Hansine, R. (2023). A Cat-and-Mouse Game: Urban Street Vending in Maputo, Mozambique. In D. Krüger, C. Mohamad-Klotzbach and R. Pfeilschifter (Eds.), Local Self-Governance in Antiquity and in the
Global South
(Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH), pp. 397-415.

Nickanor, N., Kazembe, L., and Crush, J. (2023). Food Insecurity, Food Sourcing and Food Coping Strategies in the OOO Urban Corridor, Namibia. In L. Riley and J. Crush (Eds.), Transforming Food Systems in Secondary Cities in Africa (London: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 169-190.

Raimundo, I.M. (2023). Migration in Maputo City and Ethnic Cohesion among Africans: To What
Extent Do Ethnic Ties Contribute to Inclusive Growth? In D. Krüger, C. Mohamad-Klotzbach and R. Pfeilschifter (Eds.), Local Self-Governance in Antiquity and in the Global South (Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH), pp. 417-437.


Crush, Jonathan and Godfrey Tawodzera (2023). Pandemic Remittance Shocks and Resilience in the South Africa-Zimbabwe Corridor. SAMP Migration Policy Series No. 86, Cape Town. 

Crush, Jonathan, Vincent Williams, Anil Dhakal and Sujata Ramachandran. (2022). Labour Migration in the Southern African Region: A Stocktaking. Rome: International Labour Organization. 

Crush, Jonathan and Sujata Ramachandran (2022). Expanding The Use of Administrative Data Sources and New Data Types for Labour Migration Statistics. Report for African Union and Statistics South Africa, Addis Ababa.

Ramachandran, Sujata, Jonathan Crush, Godfrey Tawodzera and Elizabeth Onyango (2022). Pandemic Food Precarity, Crisis-Living and Translocality: Zimbabwean Migrant Households in South Africa during COVID-19. SAMP Migration Policy Series No. 85, Cape Town.


Anil Dhakal. (2023). “Remittances, Household Food Security, and Entrepreneurship Development: A Case Study of Mzuzu, Malawi.” PhD Thesis, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

Jennifer Kandjii. (2023). “Xenophobic Citizenship, Unsettling Space, and Constraining Borders: Assembling Refugee Exclusion in South Africa’s Everyday.” PhD Thesis, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.