International migration, urban food
security: discussion paper

April 12, 2017 | By More

Our sister programme, the Hungry Cities Partnership, has nine discussion papers available for free download – and look out for its upcoming Report on Cape Town, South Africa: the third in its report series.

International Migration and Urban Food Security in South African Cities by Jonathan Crush and Godfrey Tawodzera aims to contribute to the literature on urban food security in the South by focusing on the case of Zimbabwean migrants in South African cities and discussing the results of a household survey of migrants in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Comparing Household Food Security in Cities of the Global South through a Gender Lens by Liam Riley and Mary Caesar demonstrates the usefulness of a gender lens of analysis for generating new insights and questions about household food insecurity in an international context of comparative urban research. The data used in the paper is drawn from the Hungry Cities Partnership household food security baseline surveys in Maputo and Nanjing.

The Informal Sector’s Role in Food Security: A Missing Link in Policy Debates? by Caroline Skinner and Gareth Haysom aims to review what is currently known about the role played by the informal sector in general, and informal retailers in particular, in the accessibility of food in South Africa. Drawing on Statistics South Africa data, the authors show that the informal sector is an important source of employment, dominated by informal trade with the sale of food a significant subsector within this trade.

 

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