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Urban food security

We have 12 items tagged with ‘Urban food security’.
  • Vegetable garden in the middle of a city street

    Argentinian city Rosario wins award for urban sustainability

    The World Resources Institute Ross Centre ‘Prize for Cities’ competition has awarded its grand prize to the municipality of Rosario, to recognise major progress in building climate resilience and equity through urban agriculture

    9 July 2021 | News | Climate change
  • Woman cooks using wood fire

    Feeding all city inhabitants

    Cecilia Tacoli explores how food and nutrition security in urban areas is often overlooked by policymakers and city governments

    28 June 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A man sprays disinfectant onto a person's hands

    How Dhaka's urban poor are dealing with COVID-19

    COVID-19 presents not only a health crisis, but a food crisis for Dhaka’s poorest. Guest blogger John Taylor describes how urban poor communities have risen to the challenge

    1 July 2020 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A woman sitting on a raised platform

    Urban food insecurity and malnutrition are about more than just food

    Food insecurity, malnutrition and obesity are increasingly becoming urban issues, affecting the health of millions of children and adults. The new issue of Environment & Urbanization looks at the wider context of urban food and nutrition security and the challenges for policymakers

    16 October 2019 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • People gather around a table at an outdoor meeting

    Tackling widespread hunger in cities means listening to the urban poor

    As urban food insecurity attracts growing interest in policy debates, Cecilia Tacoli makes the case for ensuring that the views of poor urban residents both inform and shape solutions.

    5 August 2019 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A soup stall in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Many of the urban poor rely on frequent food purchases, often cooked food prepared by street vendors (stefans_box, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    How the urban poor define and measure food insecurity

    There is growing interest in food consumption and its links to urbanisation but the views of the real experts, the urban poor, do not get the attention they deserve. IIED and the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights are asking poor women in cities in Cambodia and Nepal about the challenges of putting food on the table

    14 March 2018 | Project | Food and agriculture
  • Madizini in Tanzania grew from a village into an urban centre, initially because the local sugarcane plantations and factory needed workers. Now the town supports a wide array of businesses (Photo: Jytte Agergaard)

    Reframing food security for an urbanising world

    Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger by 2030 means taking account of changes in both rural and urban contexts. Cecilia Tacoli reports back from a workshop organised with IFAD on some of the issues raised

    10 April 2017 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Relocated street vendors operate in the car park below the alun-alun of the Masjid Raya Mosque in Bandung, but this basement area does not attract many customers and vendors have to breathe in car and motorcycle fumes due to the poor air circulation (Photo: Kemal Jufri/Panos Pictures)

    Building trust through dialogue with street-food vendors

    Street-food vendors' businesses are often threatened in the name of progress, but a new initiative from IIED and Hivos is looking to bridge the divide, protecting livelihoods and an important source of cheap food

    5 November 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • This car park area below the alun-alun of the Masjid Raya Mosque in Bandung is a 'green zone', where street vending is permitted by the Bandung authorities. But business is slow and the environment is poor (Photo: Kemal Jufri/Panos Pictures)

    Building fairer food futures

    Powerful images from Uganda and Indonesia highlight the importance of informal food vendors in the food systems of the rural and urban poor

    16 October 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A six-minute film recorded in the Mathare settlement, Narobi, in late April 2015 shows some of the main challenges faced by food vendors living and working inside low-income informal settlements (Image: Paolo Cravero/IIED)

    Informal food vendors: urban food security's invisible experts

    One in three urban citizens in Asia and Africa live in informal settlements. It’s time to consider their priorities when shaping urban food security policies.

    24 June 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Myanmar is undergoing rapid economic change and urbanisation. Many new settlements like this one in Lashio lack basic services (Photo: Alex Drainville)

    Introduction to urbanisation and rural-urban linkages

    Understanding urbanisation and the links between rural and urban areas is fundamental to making the most of the global transformations happening around the world, and to challenging the many myths that exist

    2 September 2014 | Article | Poverty
  • Street vendors in Karachi (Photo: Fareena Chandra/IIED)

    Urban food security and consumption

    The multiple causes of food insecurity – poverty, urbanisation, climate change – must be matched by a coordinated approach that addresses income, living conditions and affordable food, as well as resilience to climate change

    29 August 2014 | Project | Poverty
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