Books and book chapters

Books

1. Crush, J. and Battersby, J., 2016. Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts and Food Security in Africa. http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319435664

 

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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 various sizes, it argues that, while the concept of food security holds value, it needs to be reconfigured to fit the everyday realities and distinctive trajectory of urbanisation in the region. The book goes on to discuss the urban context, where food insecurity is more a problem of access and changing consumption patterns than of insufficient food production. In closing, it approaches food insecurity in Africa as an increasingly urban problem that requires different responses from those applied to rural populations.

2. Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (2018) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in African Cities, Routledge, London. This book features 20 chapters by CUP authors. Free download available here: https://www.routledge.com/Urban-Food-Systems-Governance-and-Poverty-in-African-Cities—Open-Access/Battersby-Watson/p/book/9781138726758

 

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“As Africa urbanizes and the locus of poverty shifts to urban centres, there is an imperative to address poverty in African cities. This is particularly the case in smaller cities, which are often the most rapidly urbanizing, but the least capacitated to cope with this growth. The global development agenda is increasingly focusing on urban issues, most notably the urban goal of the new Sustainable Development Goals and its New Urban Agenda. Despite the centrality of food to the health and well being of urban residents, and the role of the food system in the local economy, there has been relatively little research on urban food security or urban food systems in the African context. There has also been little attention paid to the governance of the urban food system to the ends of alleviating urban poverty, and to the role of urban planning in achieving this. This book seeks to address this gap through a focus on linkages between poverty, urban food systems and local governance in three smaller cities in Africa. It makes a wider contribution to debates on urban studies and urban governance in Africa through analysis of the causes and consequences of the paucity of urban-scale data for decision makers, and by presenting potential methodological innovations to address this paucity.”

3. Joubert, L., Battersby, J., Watson, W. and contributing authors, with photos by Sam Reinders and Masixole Feni (2018) Tomatoes & Taxi Ranks: Running our cities to fill the food gap.

This book is designed for a non-academic audience, and narrates the CUP findings and perspectives using stories and images.

African Center for Cities

“This is not a book about food, even though it may look that way. Rather, it is about the cities we live in and how they shape the food we eat. Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks looks beyond the fresh produce that leaves farmers’ gates, and considers how that food gets from the farm and onto our plates. It looks at the many forces and agents that shape how much that food eventually costs, and what form it takes once it gets to our plates. And it explores whether this food leaves us feeling full or hungry, and if it nourishes us in the long term.”

CUP Book Chapters

  1. Fonseca, J., Battersby, J.and Hualdo, L.A.T. (Forthcoming) Can Cities – from the Global South– be the Drivers of Sustainable Food Systems? In Sustainable Diets: The Transdisciplinary Imperative, CABI
  2. Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (forthcoming) Urban food security, informal traders and urban planning in African cities, with a focus on Cape Town, in Cabannes, Y. & Marocchino, C. (eds) Integrating Food into Urban Planning, FAO/DPU.
  3. Shifa, M. & Borel-Saladin, J. (2018) African urbanization and poverty, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  4. Crush, J. & Riley, L. (2018) Rural bias and urban food insecurity, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  5. Battersby, J. & Haysom, G. (2018) Linking urban food securty, urban food sytsems, poverty and urbanization, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  6. Borel-Saladin, J., Shifa, M. and Donald, A. (2018) Understanding and addressing poverty, labour force and urbanization data gaps in sub-Saharan Africa, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  7. Duminy, J. (2018) Historical urban food governance in Africa: The case of poverty, c. 1900-1950, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  8. Smit, W. (2018) Current urban food governance and planning in Africa, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  9. Skinner, C. (2018) Informal food retail in Africa: Understanding contributions and exclusionary policy practice, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  10. Hayombe, P.O., Owino, F.O. & Otiende, F. (2018.) Planning and governance of food systems in Kisumu, Kenya, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  11. Battersby, J. & Muwowo, F. (2018) Unacknowleded food systems governace in Kitwe, Zambia, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  12. Chigumira, E., Tawodzera, G. & Mbengo, I. (2018) Urban food systems governance in Epworth, Zimbabwe, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  13. Toriro, P. (2018) The governance of urban food production in Harare, Zimbabwe, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  14. Sibanda, L. & von Blottnitz, H. (2018) Food value chains in Kisumu, Kitwe and Epworth: From features and trends to environmental and social hotspots, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  15. Opiyo, P. & Ogindo, H. (2018) Characteristics of the urban food system in Kisumu, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  16. Fuseini, I. Battersby, J. & Jain, N. (2018) The Kitwe food system: Seeing through food retail, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  17. Tawodzera, G., Chigumira, E., Mbengo, I. & Kusangaya, S. (2018) The characteristics of the urban food system in Epworth, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  18. Wagah, G., Obanga, N. & Ogindo, H. (2018) Food poverty in Kisumu City, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  19. Fuseini, I. & Sichone, O. (2018) Understanding food poverty in Kitwe: Nature, depth and household responses, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  20. Tawodzera, G. & Chigumira, E. (2018) Food poverty in Epworth, Zimbabwe, in Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (Eds.) Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in Africa, Routledge.
  21. Battersby, J. (2018) Urban food security in developing countries: Shifting policy trajectories, in Marsden, T. (Ed.) The Sage Handbook of Nature, Volume 3, Sage: New York https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/afr/the-sage-handbook-of-nature/book242827#contents
  22. Haysom, G. (2018). Alternative food networks in the Global South. In Frayne, B., Crush, J. & McCordic, C. (eds). Food and Nutrition in Southern African Cities,Routledge, UK. Pp 9-23 (SPM)
  23. Haysom, G. & Fuseini, I. (2018). Urban social protection and food systems: Lessons from South Africa. In Frayne, B., Crush, J. & McCordic, C. (eds). Food and Nutrition in Southern African Cities,Routledge, UK. Pp 66-85.
  24. Battersby, J. (2017) Eat your greens, Buy some chips: Contested articulations of food and food insecurity in children’s lives, in Herrick, C. and Reubi, D. (Eds.) Global Health Geographies, Routledge: London, pp. 195-215, https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2xBdDgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=global+health+and+geographical&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjDtcDzzNHWAhUKKsAKHQ_5C4AQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=battersby&f=false
  25. Battersby, J. (2017) Cities and urban food poverty in Africa, in Watson, V., Bhan, G. and Srinvas, S. (Eds.) Companion to Planning in the Global South, Routledge: London, pp. 204-214 https://books.google.co.za/books?hl=en&lr=&id=j-80DwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT367&ots=ayOZGLUcN0&sig=LdOl-6Bu-x2dhO3rlzF6JAb0A9E&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
  26. Haysom, G. (2017). Climate change, food and the city: Agency and urban scale food system networks,in Thomas-Hope, E. (ed). Climate Change and Food Security: Africa and the Caribbean, Routledge, London.
  27. Skinner, C. & Watson, V. (2017)The informal economy in cities of the Global South, in Watson, V., Bhan, G. and Srinvas, S. (Eds.) Companion to Planning in the Global South, Routledge: London, pp. 140-152 https://books.google.co.za/books?hl=en&lr=&id=j-80DwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT252&dq=skinner+watson+informal&ots=ayPVNOZfV-&sig=Hp5qXZ_lWOFubbUYroW4X04q0cM#v=onepage&q=skinner%20watson%20informal&f=false
  28. Parnell, S. and Robinson, J. (2017) The Global Urban: Difference and Complexity in Urban Studies and the Science of Cities1. The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City, p.13. https://books.google.co.za/books?hl=en&lr=&id=g7E4DwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA13&dq=parnell+robinson+navigating+specificity&ots=uBHCPVIeVv&sig=Ip1TZyZbtFuoY6yQhJ_xh1HN2d0#v=onepage&q&f=false
  29. Battersby, J. & Crush, J. (2016) The making of urban food deserts, in Crush, J. & Battersby, J. (Eds.) Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts And Food Security In Africa, Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-43567-1_1
  30. Battersby, J. & Peyton, S. (2016) The Spatial Logic of Supermarket Expansion and Food Access, in Crush, J. & Battersby, J. (Eds.) Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts And Food Security In Africa, Springer.http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-43567-1_3 
  31. Battersby, J. & Watson, V. (accepted for publication) Urban food security, informal traders and urban planning in African cities, with a focus on Cape Town, in Cabannes, Y. & Marocchino, C. (eds) Integrating Food into Urban Planning, FAO/DPU

 

CUP-related book chapters by CUP researchers

  1. Battersby, J. (2018) New goals, same gaps: The continued absence of urban food security in the post-2015 global development agenda. In Zulu, L. & D’Alessandro, C. (Eds.) Africa in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: A Geographical Perspective, Routledge.
  2. Peyton, S., Moseley, W. & Battersby, J. (2016) Implications of supermarket expansion on urban food security in Cape Town, South Africa, in Moseley, W.G., Schnurr, M.A. & Kerr, R.B. (Eds.) Africa’s Green Revolution: Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems, Routledge, Abingdon.
  3. Battersby, J. (2015) Food security amongst urban households, in Fukudu-Parr, S. and Taylor, V. (eds.) Food security in South Africa: Human rights and entitlement perspectives, UCT Press/Juta, Cape Town, pp. 97-119.
  4. Parnell, S. (2016) Fair cities: Imperatives in meeting global sustainable development aspirations. Rethinking Sustainable Cities: Accessible, Green and Fair, p.107.
  5. Haysom G. (2015). Urban scale food system governance: An alternative response to the dominant paradigm?, in Allen, A., Lampis, A. and Swilling, M. (eds). (2015). Untamed Urbanisms. Routledge, Oxon. pp 76-88.
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