Publications

URBAN FOOD SECURITY SERIES

No. 23: The Food Insecurities of Zimbabwean Migrants in Urban South Africa (2016)
Jonathan Crush and Godfrey Tawodzera

No .22: The Return of Food: Poverty and Urban Food Security in Zimbabwe after the Crisis (2016)
Godfrey Tawodzera, Liam Riley and Jonathan Crush

No. 21: The State of Poverty and Food Insecurity in Maseru, Lesotho (2015)
Resetselemang Leduka, Jonathan Crush, Bruce Frayne, Cameron McCordic, Thope Matobo,
Ts’episo E. Makoa, Matseliso Mphale, Mmantai Phaila and Moipone Letsie

No. 20: The State of Food Insecurity in Maputo, Mozambique (2014)
Ines Raimundo, Jonathan Crush and Wade Pendleton

No. 19: The State of Food Insecurity in Lusaka, Zambia (2013)
Chileshe Mulenga

No. 18: The State of Food Insecurity in Blantyre City, Malawi (2013)
Peter Mvula and Asiyati Chiweza

No. 17: The State of Food Insecurity in Gaborone, Botswana (2013)
Ben Acquah, Stephen Kapunda, Alexander Legwegoh, Thando Gwebu, Tirelo Modie-Moroka, Kesitegile Gobotswang and Aloysius Mosha

No. 16: The State of Food Insecurity in Msunduzi, South Africa (2013)
Mary Caesar, Jonathan Crush and Trevor Hill

No. 15: The State of Food Insecurity in Manzini, Swaziland (2012)
Nomcebo Simelane and Daniel Tevera

No. 14: The State of Food Insecurity in Windhoek, Namibia (2012)
Wade Pendleton, Ndeyapo Nickanor and Akiser Pomuti

No. 13: The State of Food Insecurity in Harare, Zimbabwe (2012)
Godfrey Tawodzera, Lazarus Zanamwe and Jonathan Crush

No. 12: The State of Food Insecurity in Johannesburg (2012)
Michael Rudolph, Florian Kroll, Shaun Ruysenaar and Tebogo Dlamini

No. 11: The State of Urban Food Security in Cape Town (2011)
Jane Battersby

No. 10: Gender and Food Insecurity in Southern African Cities (2012)
Belinda Dodson, Asiyati Chiweza and Liam Riley

No. 9: Migration, Development and Urban Food Security (2012)
Jonathan Crush

No. 8: Climate Change and Food Security in Southern African Cities (2011)
Gina Ziervogel and Bruce Frayne

No. 7: Rapid Urbanization and the Nutrition Transition in Southern Africa (2011)
Jonathan Crush, Bruce Frayne and Milla McLachlan

No. 6: Urban Food Insecurity & Food Banking in Southern Africa (2011)
Daniel Novik Warshawsky

No. 5: The HIV and Urban Food Security Nexus (2010)
Jonathan Crush, Bruce Frayne, Scott Drimie and Mary Caesar

No. 4: Urban Food Production & Household Food Security (2010)
Jonathan Crush, Alice Hovorka and Daniel Tevera

No. 3: Pathways to Insecurity: Food Supply and Access (2010)
Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne

No. 2: The State of Urban Food Insecurity in Southern Africa (2010)
Bruce Frayne, Wade Pendleton, Jonathan Crush, Ben Acquah, Jane Battersby-Lennard, Eugenio Bras, Asiyati Chiweza, Tebogo Dlamini, Robert Fincham, Florian Kroll, Clement Leduka, Aloysius Mosha, Chileshe Mulenga, Peter Mvula, Akiser Pomuti, Ines Raimundo, Michael Rudolph, Shaun Ruysenaar, Nomcebo Simelane, Daniel Tevera, Maxton Tsoka, Godfrey Tawodzera and Lazarus Zanamwe

No. 1: The Invisible Crisis: Urban Food Security in Southern Africa (2010)
Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa, 2015
Eds. Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda and Caroline Skinner

Climate Change, Assets and Food Security in Southern African Cities, 2011
Eds. Bruce Frayne, Caroline Moser and Gina Ziervogel

PUBLISHED ARTICLES & REPORTS

Food System and Food Security Study for the City of Cape Town 
Prepared by Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom, Godfrey Tawodzera, Milla McLachlan, Jonathan Crush. With Tani Lombard, Irene Labuschange, Verena Bitzer,Nick Simpson, Jessica Rattle, Sarah Duncan, Maya Marshak, Jackie James, Florian Kroll, Cape Town, 2014.

Increasing Levels of Urban Malnutrition with Rapid Urbanization in Informal Settlements of Katutura, Windhoek: Neighbourhood Differentials and the Effect of Socio-Economic Disadvantage
Ndeyapo Nickanor and Lawrence N. Kazembe, World Health & Population 16(3) (2016), 5-21.

Food Security: As a Lens on the Lived Experience of Poverty in Philippi
Jane Battersby, In M. Brown-Luthango, ed., State/Society Synergy in Philippi, Cape Town (African Centre for Cities: Cape Town, 2015), pp. 96-116.

Urban-Scale Food System Governance: An Alternative Response to the Dominant Paradigm
Gareth Haysom, In A. Allen, A. Lampis and M. Swilling, eds., Untamed Urbanisms (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 76-88.

Gendering Urban Food Strategies across Multiple Scales
Liam Riley and Alice Hovorka, In H. de Zeeuw and P. Drechsel, eds., Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems (London: Routledge, 2015), pp. 336-57.

Gender Hates Men’: Untangling Gender and Development Discourses in Food Security Fieldwork in Urban Malawi
Liam Riley and Belinda Dodson, Gender, Place & Culture, Published Online 2015.

A Study on Current and Future Realities for Urban Food Security in South Africa
Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom, Flo Kroll, Godfrey Tawodzera, South African Cities Network Report, Johannesburg, 2015.

Retail Planning as a Means to Support Food Security: A Role for Urban Planning
Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom, Flo Kroll, Godfrey Tawodzera, South African Cities Network Technical Report, 2015.

Looking Beyond Urban Agriculture: Extending Urban Food Policy Responses
Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom, Flo Kroll, Godfrey Tawodzera, South African Cities Network Technical Report, 2015.

Towards Democratic Urban Food Systems Governance: Re-interpreting the Urban Food Security Mandate
Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom, Flo Kroll, Godfrey Tawodzera, South African Cities Network Technical Report, 2015.

Implications of Supermarket Expansion on Urban Food Security in Cape Town, South Africa
Stephen Peyton, William Moseley and Jane Battersby, African Geographical Review 34(1) (2015): 36-54.

Comparative Urban Food Geographies in Blantyre and Gaborone
Liam Riley and Alexander Legwegoh, African Geographical Review 33(1) (2014): 52-66.

Food, Place and Culture in Urban Africa: Comparative Consumption in Gaborone and Blantyre
Alexander Legwegoh and Liam Riley, Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 9(2) (2014): 256-79. 

Operation Dongosolo and the Geographies of Urban Poverty in Malawi
Liam Riley: Journal of Southern African Studies 40(3) (2014): 443-58.

Urbanization, Nutrition and Development in Southern African Cities
Bruce Frayne, Jonathan Crush & Milla McLachlan: Food Security 6(2014): 101-12.

Africa’s Urban Food Deserts
Jane Battersby & Jonathan Crush: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 143-51.

The Geography of Supermarkets in Cape Town: Supermarket Expansion and Food Access
Jane Battersby & Stephen Peyton: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 153-64.

City Without Choice: Urban Food Insecurity in Msunduzi, South Africa
Jonathan Crush & Mary Caesar: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 165-75.

Growing Out of Poverty: Does Urban Agriculture Contribute to Household Food Security in Southern African Cities?
Bruce Frayne, Cameron McCordic & Helena Shilomboleni: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 177-89.

Migrant Windhoek: Rural–Urban Migration and Food Security in Namibia
Wade Pendleton, Jonathan Crush & Ndeyapo Nickanor: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 191-205.

Household Food Insecurity and Survival in Harare: 2008 and Beyond
Godfrey Tawodzera: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 207-16.

The Dimensions of Urban Food Insecurity in Gaborone, Botswana
Benjamin Acquah, Stephen Kapunda & Alexander Legwegoh: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 217-26.

Gendered Mobilities and Food Access in Blantyre, Malawi
Liam Riley & Belinda Dodson: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 227-39.

Food for the Urban Poor: Safety Nets and Food-Based Social Protection in Manzini, Swaziland
Daniel Tevera & Nomcebo Simelane: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014):241-52

Uganda’s Emerging Urban Policy Environment: Implications for Urban Food Security and Urban Migrants
Andrea M. Brown: Urban Forum 25(2) (2014): 253-64.

The Need for a Diverse and Responsive Food System
Jane Battersby, UA Magazine 27(2014): 10-12.

Accessing Food Insecurity in Botswana: The Case of Gaborone
Alexander Legwegoh and Alice Hovorka, Development in Practice 23(3) (2013): 346-58.

Urban Food Insecurity: A Neglected Public Health Challenge
Jane Battersby & Milla McLachlan: South African Medical Journal 103(10) (2013): 716-7.

Rural-Urban Transfers and Household Food Security in Harare’s Crisis Context
Godfrey Tawodzera: Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders (2013): 2-5.

Linking Food Security, Migration and Development
Jonathan Crush:  International Migration 51 (2013):  61-75.

Growing Communities: Integrating the Social and Economic Benefits of Urban Agriculture in Cape Town
Jane Battersby & Maya Marshak:  Urban Forum 24 (2013): 447–61.

Hungry Cities: A Critical Review of Urban Food Security Research in Sub-Saharan African Cities
Jane Battersby: Geography Compass 7(7) (2013): 452-63.

Urban Food Dynamics in Botswana: Insights from Gaborone’s Central Business District
Kate Lane, Alice Hovorka and Alexander Legwegoh: African Geographical Review 31(2) (2012): 111-25.

Philippi Horticultural Area: City Asset or Potential Development Node?
Jane Battersby-Lennard and Gareth Haysom, AFSUN Report for Rooftops Canada and Abri International, Cape Town, 2012.

Beyond the Food Desert: Finding Ways to Speak About Urban Food Security in South Africa
Jane Battersby, Geografiska Annaler: Series B 94(2) (2012): 141-59.

The Crisis of Food Security in African Cities
Jonathan Crush, Bruce Frayne and Wade Pendleton, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 7 (2-3) (2012): 271-92.

Urban Household Survival and Resilience to Food Insecurity in Crisis Conditions: The Case of Epworth in Harare, Zimbabwe
Godfrey Tawodzera, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 7 (2-3) (2012): 293-320.

Supermarket Expansion and the Informal Food Economy in Southern African Cities: Implications for Urban Food Security
Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne, Journal of Southern African Studies 37(4) (2011): 781-807.

Vulnerability in Crisis: Urban Household Food Insecurity in Epworth, Harare, Zimbabwe
Godfrey Tawodzera, Food Security 3(4) (2011): 503-20.

Urban Food Insecurity in Cape Town, South Africa: An Alternative Approach to Food Access
Jane Battersby, Development Southern Africa 28(4) (2011): 545-61.

Urban Food Insecurity and the New International Food Security Agenda
Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne, Development Southern Africa 28(4) (2011): 527-44.

The HIV and Urban Food Security Nexus in Africa
Jonathan Crush, Bruce Frayne, Scott Drimie and Mary Caesar, Food Security 3 (2011): 347-62.

Food Security in Southern African Cities: The Place of Urban Agriculture
Jonathan Crush, Alice Hovorka and Daniel Tevera, Progress in Development Studies 11(4) (2011): 285-305.

Pathways of Food: Migration and Food Security in Southern African Cities
Bruce Frayne, International Development Planning Review 32 (3/4) (2010): 83-104

Urban Food Security in South Africa: Case Study of Cape Town, Msunduzi and Johannesburg
Bruce Frayne, Jane Battersby-Lennard, Robert Fincham and Gareth Haysom, Working Paper Series No. 15, Development Planning Division, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, 2009.

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

SDGs Workshop Invitation & Program July 18 2016: Joining the SDGS: Urbanization and Food Security in the Global South: Conference Programme, 18 July 2016, Waterloo, Canada

Conference Programme Informality and the Urban Food System, 15 February 2016; Hungry Cities brochure

Growing Informal Cities: Migrant Entrepreneurs and Inclusive Growth in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Report on 9 February 2015 workshop at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Informality and Migrant Entrepreneurship in Southern African Cities
Report on 10-11 February 2014 workshop at UCT’s Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa

Migration, Urbanization and Food Security in Cities of the Global South
Report on 26–27 November 2012 international conference, Cape Town, South Africa

THESES

PhD Dissertations

Chileshe, Mutale Economic shocks, poverty and household food insecurity in urban Zambia: an ethnographic account of Chingola

Haysom, Gareth The Urban Food Challenge: Food  Systems and a Sustainable City

Legwegoh, Alexander Urban Food Security in Gaborone, Botswana

Nickanor, Ndeyapo Food Deserts and Household Food Security in Windhoek, Namibia

Riley, Liam Gender and Urban Food Security in Blantyre, Malawi

Tawodzera, Godfrey Urban Household Food Security and Livelihoods in Harare, Zimbabwe

Warshawsky, Daniel The State and Urban Food Security in South Africa

Masters Theses

Anthony, Jon Food Insecurity in Cape Town: How Inadequate Access Affects Human Health and Livelihoods

Appavoo-Moodelly, Jessy Towards an Understanding of the Changing Food System in Mauritius and its Associated Impacts in a Rural and Urban Setting

Cooke, Kayleen Food Insecurity amongst Households in Manenberg: An Investigation of the Spatial and Non-Spatial Aspects of Food Access

Dunn, Shirley Urban Agriculture from a Social Perspective: A study of the Social Benefits of Urban Agriculture in Cape Town’s Township Communities from 1988 to 2008

Jackson, Amber The Philippi Horticultural Area’s Food chains: Uncovering the Food System from Field to Fork

Kirkland, Dawn Urban Agriculture as a Pro-Poor Development Process: Harvest of Hope, Cape Town

Marshak, Maya Supermarkets and Food Waste Strategies in Cape Town

Pereira, Katie Understanding Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Qualitative Investigation in the Mitchell’s Plain Sub-District in Cape Town

Shanyengange, Mekondjo The Role of Fishing in Urban Food Security: the Case of Ocean View, Cape Town

Szewczyk, Joanna Urban Agriculture and the Youth: The Youth’s Responses to Urban Agriculture Projects in Du Noon and Joe Slovo Townships

Thomas, Victor An Investigation into South African Urban Food Security

 

PRESENTATIONS

Hungry Cities Project Jonathan Crush at Hungry Cities workshop, Cape Town, February 2015

What is an Urban Food System? Gareth Haysom at Hungry Cities workshop, Cape Town, February 2015

Cape Town, South Africa  Jane Battersby at Hungry Cities workshop, Cape Town, February 2015

Nanjing, China Zhenzhong Si at Hungry Cities workshop, Cape Town, February 2015

Chennai, India Rukmani Ramani and Venkatesh Athreya at Hungry Cities workshop, Cape Town, February 2015

Kingston, Jamaica Elizabeth Thomas Hope and Robert Kinlocke at Hungry Cities workshop, Cape Town, February 2015

Mexico City Silvia Nunez and Valeria Marina Valle at Hungry Cities workshop, Cape Town, February 2015

Maputo, Mozambique Ines Raimundo and Ramos Muanamoha at Hungry Cities workshop, Cape Town, February 2015

Food flows and food system flows
Presentation by Gareth Haysom at Cape Town’s Oranjezicht City Farm: Food Dialogues, May 2014

Presentations made at the February 2014 Cape Town Urban Informality and Migrant Entrepreneurship in Southern African Cities conference (for more details, see Agenda on pages 10 and 11 of the Conference Report on this page):

Session 1: Edgar PieterseCaroline SkinnerJonathan Crush

Session 2:  Simamkele Bokolo and Trynos Gumbo

Session 3: Laurence Piper and Rory LiedermanVanya GastrowRobertson Tengeh

Session 4:  Vivence Kalitanyi;  Kathryn HoeflichMadeleine Northcote and Belinda Dodson

Session 5:  Chamba Lawrence PetkouAkwa Tafur and Pranitha Maharaj

Session 6:  Sally PeberdyGodfrey TawodzeraVusilizwe Thebe

Session 7: Innocent ChirisaPercy ToriroAndrew Brooks

Session 8: Christian M. RogersonTerence McNameeVanya Gastrow

 

POPULAR ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

Business Day: The Informal Economy Should Not Become the Ignored Economy. 12 February 2016

Weekend Argus Mean Streets review: Book analysis by Michael Morris, Weekend Argus. 10 January 2016

Weekend Argus (Saturday edition): Meeting the needs of the hungry, Jane Battersby interviewed by Michael Morris, 7 March 2015

WeekendArgus: Jonathan Crush, State facilitating xenophobia by attributing violence to ‘criminality’. Op-ed. Weekend Argus. 7 December 2014

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition): Jonathan Crush, Despite state denial, xenophobia is highly destructive force in SA. Op-ed. The Weekend Argus. 9 February 2014

Business Day op-ed: Jonathan Crush, Inner-city ‘cleansing’ eats away at food security. Opinion & Analysis. Business Day. 5 December 2013

Cape Times, The Mercury: Jonathan Crush, The high cost of cheaper food. Op-ed. The Cape Times. The Mercury. Independent Online. 3 October 2013

Cape Times Op-ed: Jane Battersby, Hunger haunts our cities. Op-ed. The Cape Times. 17 May 2013

Business Day op-ed: Jonathan Crush, Proposed law will hammer informal economy. Opinion & Analysis. Business Day. 15 April 2013

The New Age op-ed: Jonathan Crush, Role of street trader needs to be better understood. Analysis. The New Age. 30 January 2013

Cape Times Insight: Jane Battersby-Lennard and Jonathan Crush, Failure of the food market means many in our city go hungry. Op-ed. The Cape Times. 23 January 2013

CapeTimesop-ed: Jonathan Crush, Rural households are buying food and growing less and less. Op-ed. The Cape Times. 21 November 2012

Business Day Analysis: Gareth Haysom and Jane Battersby-Lennard, Ask yourself: where do my vegetables come from? Business Day. 19 August 2012

Business Day Opinion: Jonathan Crush, Climate change and food security collide. Opinion & Analysis. Business Day. 16 August 2012

Business Day Op-ed: Jonathan Crush, Migration must be on food security agenda. Opinion & Analysis. Business Day. 20 July 2012

TheNew Age op-ed: Jonathan Crush, HIV and food security. Op-ed. The New Age. 23 February 2012