A Series of Policy Briefings from the Consuming Urban Poverty project

The Consuming Urban Poverty project (Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa) recently launched a series of four policy briefings examining different aspects of food insecurity in urban Africa. This draws on several years of research in cities in Kenya (Kisumu), Zambia (Kitwe) and Zimbabwe (Epworth), building up a picture of food access in less studied urban areas in these countries.

The briefings are available at the Consuming Urban Poverty website and include¬†‘Informal Food Retail and Food Security in Africa:Myths and Facts‘, ‘The Importance of the Informal Food Sector in the Kisumu Food System’, ‘Enhancing Food Security through Urban Infrastructure and Services‘ and ‘Food Security in Kisumu: ACall for Greater Engagement in the Urban Food System‘.