CUP will be holding book launches of our new books in Cape Town, Kitwe, Kisumu, Epworth, London and Carlisle, PA, USA. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for details.
Confirmed Launch Dates – more to follow
In July 2018 CUP hosted a PhD workshop.
This one week intensive workshop focused on the complex dynamics of urban food systems and the governance of these systems in the African context. The workshop aimed to critically engage the broader theoretical debates that frame these realities, as well as the everyday practices and politics of the urban food system with a strong focus on urban planning and governance. Participants received inputs on the role of informality in urban food systems, supermarketisation, urban food security, food systems planning and the socio-spatial dynamics of food systems. The one day field excursion illustrated how key themes and concepts of the workshop manifest in the specific urban context of Cape Town.
The workshop was specifically aimed at capacity building and allows for interaction and feedback for participants’ current doctoral research. It also included sessions dedicated to supporting the reach of participants’ work through inputs on publishing and influencing policy.
See the video below about the workshop:
Symposium at the Global Food Security Conference, December 2017, Cape Town.
CUP hosted a symposium at the GFS Conference: Urban food systems and urban food security as levers for sustainable development and human well-being, supported by the Carasso Foundation. The presentations are linked below:
Jane Battersby (African Centre for Cities) – Urban food systems and urban food security as levers for sustainable development and human well-being?Battersby GFS Symposium
David Sanders (School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape) – Health, nutrition and food security with a focus on South Africa : what implications for food systems?Sanders Food Security GFS17 Symp
Rene van Veenhuizen (RUAF) – Urban food systems and urban food security as levers for sustainable development and human well-being: RUAF’s perspective – Global FS_Urban Food Cape Town RUAF RvV 03122017
Andrea Calori (ESTA, Milan) – Building policies in a CRFS perspective: Experiencesfrom Milan Calori – The experience of Milan
Alison Play-Palmer (FLEdGE, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada) – Urban food systems and urban food security as levers for sustainable development and human well-being: FLEdGE and FAO’s perspectives blay_palmer
Ana Moragues Faus (Cardiff University) – Re-assembling sustainable food cities Translocal governance – Cape Town final 2
Consuming Urban Poverty Annual Meeting, 14-16 November, Cape Town.
All project team members and advisory board members will convene in Cape Town to discuss project progress and plan for 2016/17
Final Session in the Food: Systems, Security and Inclusivity Seminar series.
Jane Battersby to speak on “Finding Food in the post-2015 Development Agenda”
Consuming Urban Poverty will be co-hosting the Food: Systems, Security and Inclusivity Seminar Series at the African Centre for Cities, UCT – August- November 2016.
Consuming Urban Poverty Annual Meeting: 2-4 November 2015, Cape Town
All project team members will convene in Cape Town to discuss project progress and plan for 2015/16
Jane Battersby to participate in IUFN-FNH-UNEP Climate change urban food initiative webinar on Food, Climate Change and the City 28 October 2015
For Jane’s presentation, click here