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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 2014

Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa

Food Poverties Cities

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa

Pays : Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : ES/L008610/1

DFID Programme : ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research

Organismes de mise en œuvre University of Cape Town

Durée : 01-11-2014 / 31-10-2017

Objectifs
The project examines the central question : What does the urban food system in three secondary cities in Africa reveal about the dynamics of urban poverty and its governance, and what are the lessons for generic poverty reduction ? It will conduct a survey in each of three cities to assess how many households, and what kinds of households and individuals, are unable to get enough safe and nutritious food. Poor nutrition is an important indicator and driver of poverty. Most work on food poverty has focused on the household scale alone. This project argues that if food poverty, and poverty more generally, is to be addressed, it will be necessary to take a broader view and look at the food system. The food system in these cities is shifting rapidly as the supermarket sector increases and the flows of food become more global. This project assesses these changes by mapping the food retail environment, interviewing key people involved in the food system and analyses policy in order to test the impact of a changing food system on food poverty, and what appropriate governance responses might be.

Total Cost : £2,006,240

Présentation : UKAID

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