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University of Amsterdam (2017)

A road to even food access ? : exploring the potential of non-motorised transportation for improving food access of slum dwellers in Kibera

Bakker V.

Titre : A road to even food access ? : exploring the potential of non-motorised transportation for improving food access of slum dwellers in Kibera

Auteur : Bakker V.

Université de soutenance : University of Amsterdam

Grade : MSc Urban and Regional Planning 2017

Résumé
Due to the consequences of uneven geographical development, slum dwellers have difficulties accessing food ; a crucial precondition for people to be food secure. Where traditional food security literature focuses on the consumers, this thesis also explores the food accessibility needs of the micro-vendors and market vendors in the food system of Kibera. To understand the food accessibility determinants for these actors, this study researches in what way non-motorized transportation (NMT) supporting policies could better the accessibility to food ; resulting in the following research question : How can NMT promoting policies improve food accessibility in Kibera and with that obviate the excluding consequences of uneven geographies ? To answer this question, the research draws on a sequential mixed-method design ; with tracing back analysis, structured interviews and focus group interviews. The data was retrieved during the field research in March, April and May 2017 in one of the biggest slums of Africa : Kibera, in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The findings of this exploratory study show that policies that serve and promote NMT modes could predominately improve access to food (produce) for micro-vendors and market vendors who obtain their food within cycling distance of the slum ; most of the time the market downtown. Improvements could be seen concerning travel time, travel costs and when executed nicely, also the quality of the infrastructure could be improved. For consumers, a different picture emerged, due to limited income and erratic food prices they are highly dependent on a good relationship with their vendors within their community.

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