HCP partner Abel Chikanda presents at the Larger Lecture webinar series of McMaster University on urban food insecurity in southern Africa
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
HCP partner Abel Chikanda presents his research on urban food insecurity in southern Africa at the Larger Lecture webinar series of McMaster University. The presentation provides an overview of the extent of food insecurity in Southern African Cities and argues for the development of the social infrastructure that support the economic activities of the urban poor. Watch the webinar here: The post HCP partner Abel Chikanda presents at the Larger Lecture webinar series of McMaster University on urban food insecurity in southern Africa appeared first on Hungry Cities Partnership ..read more
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HCP hosts workshop on “Migration, Food Security and Crisis Management in the Gulf”
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
The Hungry Cities Partnership hosted a workshop in Waterloo, Canada on Migration, Food Security and Crisis Management in the Gulf, featuring lead researchers in the field of migration and food security. The workshop discussed some of the most recent studies on the changing dynamics of labour migration to the Gulf from Asia and Africa. The workshop has a sub-focus on gender and the food security of migrants and their dependants in the context of crisis management during COVID-19.  The workshop took place from 8:30am to 12:30pm on September 18, 2023 at the Boardroom, BSIA in Waterloo. Pleas ..read more
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HCP director Jonathan Crush and partner Godfrey Tawodzera publish SAMP Migration Policy Series on pandemic remittance shocks and resilience
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
HCP director Jonathan Crush and partner Godfrey Tawodzera publish SAMP Migration Policy Series No. 86 on “Pandemic Remittance Shocks and Resilience in the South Africa–Zimbabwe Migration Corridor”. Building on survey data, the report tests the conflicting global and local narratives about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on remittance flows in the South Africa-Zimbabwe migration corridor. It points out that in many parts of the Global South, including in the South Africa-Zimbabwe migration corridor, informal remittance channels and volumes have been more important than formal ones. Zimbabwean ..read more
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HCP partners publish paper on aggregate food security access score measurement
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
HCP partners Vonai Charamba, Lawrence N. Kazembe and Ndeyapo Nickanor from University of Namibia publish a paper in the journal Food Security on the application of item response theory modelling to measure an aggregate food security access score. The study proposes a composite food insecurity indicator by aggregating items from Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS), Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) and Months of Inadequate Household Food Provision (MIHFP) for Windhoek households’ data into a single measure using the Rasch Testlet Response Model. The composite measure was inter ..read more
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The MiFOOD network attended conference of the Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS)
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) and the MiFOOD Project recently participated in the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) at York University, Toronto. This event was part of the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the CAFS conference was ‘Reckonings, Reimaginings, and Reconciliations, Within and Through Food Systems’ and explored food as dynamic productive and resistant sites of mistreatment and invention, ill-health and well-being, and separation and hospitality. The MiFOOD Project organized three sessions on international migr ..read more
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HCP Partner Taiyang Zhong publishes paper on income loss and food insecurity during the pandemic
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
HCP partner Taiyang Zhong from Nanjing University (China) coauthors a paper with Qi Shen in the journal Foods. The paper entitled “Did Household Income Loss Have an Immediate Impact on Animal-Source Foods Consumption during the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic?” conducts an empirical study on the linkage between income loss and animal-source foods consumption in Chinese cities in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results show that the pandemic affected household income, resulting in an immediate impact on animal-source foods consumption. This immediate impact may have been due to ..read more
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HCP partners publish paper on COVID-19’s impacts on food security in Chinese cities
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
Yi-Shin Chang coauthors paper entitled “Governing for food security during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan and Nanjing, China” with HCP partners Zhenzhong Si, Jonathan Crush, Steffanie Scott and Taiyang Zhong. The paper is published in the journal Urban Governance. It draws on survey findings from the HCP project “Assessing and Mitigating the Food Security Consequences of COVID-19 in China” and examines an inventory of over 400 Chinese policy-related documents that provide a wide range of information about governance responses to the pandemic in early 2020, with a particular focus on two cities ..read more
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HCP partners Ndeyapo Nickanor, Godfrey Tawodzera and Lawrence Kazembe coauthor paper about the threat of COVID-19 on food security
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
HCP Partner Ndeyapo Nickanor, Godfrey Tawodzera and Lawrence Kazembe coauthor a paper titled “The Threat of COVID-19 on Food Security: A Modelling Perspective of Scenarios in the Informal Settlements in Windhoek“. The paper published on the journal Land quantitatively assessed the effects of the Namibia government’s lockdown control measures on food insecurity in urban informal settlements with a focus on Windhoek, Namibia. The paper found that daily purchases of food portrayed a survivalist behaviour and were associated with increased food insecurity. It thus concluded that public health ..read more
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HCP Partner Taiyang Zhong publishes paper on the impact of community-level grassroots organizations on household food security during the COVID-19 epidemic in China
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by Zhenzhong Si
2M ago
HCP partner Taiyang Zhong from Nanjing University coauthors a paper with Yajia Liang about community-level grassroots organizations on household food security during the COVID-19 pandemic in China. The paper published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction examined the relationship between community-level grassroots organizations and household food insecurity based on an online survey of household food insecurity in Wuhan in March 2020 funded by the Operating Grant of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC). Th ..read more
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The COVID-19 crisis: income support to informal workers
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The COVID-19 crisis: income support to informal workers by Laura Alfers,  Rachel Moussié and Jenna Harvey ..read more
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