Welcome to three new Consuming Urban Poverty staff: Dr Jackie Borel-Saladin, Lesley Sibanda and Ann Donald

Welcome to three new Consuming Urban Poverty staff Jackie Borel Saladin is the project’s postdoctoral research fellow and will be working on the urbanization and poverty workpackage. Before joining the ACC, Jackie completed her undergraduate, honours and masters degrees in Environmental and Geographical Science and her PhD in Sociology, with a particular focus on changing … Continue reading Welcome to three new Consuming Urban Poverty staff: Dr Jackie Borel-Saladin, Lesley Sibanda and Ann Donald

New Book:”Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts and Food Security in Africa”

CUP’s Jonathan Crush and Jane Battersby have just published a new co-edited volume through Springer, “Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts and Food Security in Africa”. “This book investigates food security and the implications of hyper-urbanisation and rapid growth of urban populations in Africa. By means of a series of case studies involving African cities of … Continue reading New Book:”Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts and Food Security in Africa”

CUP’s response to the New Urban Agenda: Contribution to FAO/UN Habitat meeting : “Integrating Food into Urban Planning”

  Incorporating urban food security into cities: the SDG urban goal (11) On May 12th, 2016, the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) organized a meeting at the UN buildings in New York to discuss how urban food security had been incorporated into the Habitat 111 Zero Draft of new SDG goal 11: The New Urban … Continue reading CUP’s response to the New Urban Agenda: Contribution to FAO/UN Habitat meeting : “Integrating Food into Urban Planning”

FAO/RUAF Urban Food Systems Assessment Meeting, Rome, March 2015

Project Research Coordinator, Jane Battersby, has just returned from attending the FAO/RUAF hosted meeting towards the development of City Region Food System (CRFS) assessment methodology. The purpose of this meeting was to: ·         Refine objectives of the CRFS assessment ·         Refine data and indicator framework to characterize CRFS ·         Define of methods and tools to collect and process information … Continue reading FAO/RUAF Urban Food Systems Assessment Meeting, Rome, March 2015

Field Reports

Sibanda, L.K. & von Blottnitz, H. (2018) Consuming Urban Poverty Field Report No.1: Food systems description – Kisumu, CUP Field Report Series, University of Cape Town. Link: CUP Field Report 1 Kisumu Food System Sibanda, L.K. & von Blottnitz, H. (2018) Consuming Urban Poverty Field Report No.2: Food systems description – Kitwe, CUP Field Report Series, University of Cape Town. … Continue reading Field Reports

Policy Briefs and Public Statements

Incorporating Food Into Urban Planning: A Toolkit for Planning Educators in Africa   Incorporating Food into Urban Planning Toolkit Identifying Civil Society’s Role in Addressing Poverty in Epworth, Zimbabwe Consuming Urban Poverty Policy Brief #9 | October, 2018. Link to text   Development Interventions to Address Multi-Dimensional Poverty in Epworth, Zimbabwe. Consuming Urban Poverty Policy Brief #8 … Continue reading Policy Briefs and Public Statements