Joining forces against the urbanisation of hunger

23 October 2018

Through a study of urban food insecurity in the Global South by the Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Urban Food Futures draws interesting parallels with urban food insecurity in the Global North.

Similar challenges exist: income and the 'poverty penalty', bad housing conditions, insecurity of tenure, gender inequality, lack of good quality, affordable basic services and lack of time.

The study concludes that an effective approach to dealing with urban food poverty has been found in strengthening people's initiatives whether in the Global North or South. This means grassroots organisations working with local authorities to produce their own solutions within the neighbourhood or local area.

Read a summary of the study


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

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Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
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