New Paper: MDGs to SDGs – new goals, same gaps?

Jane Battersby’s new paper “MDGs to SDGs – new goals, same gaps? The continued absence of urban food security in the post-2015 global development agenda” published din African Geographical Review is now available: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19376812.2016.1208769

Hunger and food insecurity have held prominent positions in the framing of both the Millennium Development Goals and the succeeding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This paper argues, however, that the food goal proposed within the SDGs is flawed in its approach towards achieving food security through its neglect of the urbanization of food insecurity in Africa and of the nutrition transition. The paper argues that these misalignments reflect a limited appreciation of the nature of food and nutrition insecurity in Africa and one that serves the interest of particular sets of development agendas.

 

Seminar Series annoucement

The African Centre for Cities will be hosting the FOOD: Systems | Security | Inclusivity seminar series. This builds on the work of CUP and our partner project, the Hungry Cities Partnership.

TITLE: The Informal Economy’s Role in Feeding Cities – a Missing Link in Policy Debates
SPEAKERS: Caroline Skinner and Gareth Haysom
DATE: 24 August 2016
TIME: 15:00 – 16:30
VENUE: Studio 3, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, UCT Upper Campus

TITLE: A systematic review of the literature that focuses on both the ‘informal economy’ and ‘food security’ in South Africa.
SPEAKERS: Candice Kelly and Etai Even-Zahav
DATE: 14 September 2016
TIME: 15:00 – 16:30
VENUE: Studio 3, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, UCT Upper Campus

TITLE: World Food Day in partnership with the Centre of Excellence in Food Security and PLAAS
SPEAKERS: Details TBC
DATE: 17 October 2016
TIME: 9:00 – 16:00
VENUE: TBC

TITLE: Goal 2 without 11: Integrating the urban and the hunger goal, busting the silos in global, national and local governance.
SPEAKERS: Jane Battersby-Lennard
DATE: 9 November 2016
TIME: 15:00 – 16:30
VENUE: Studio 3, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, UCT Upper Campus.

 

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