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Title Food and nutrition security in southern African cities / edited by Bruce Frayne, Jonathan Crush and Cameron McCordic
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 208 pages)
Series Routledge studies in food, society and the environment
Routledge studies in food, society and environment.
Contents Introduction: Divorcing food and agriculture: towards an agenda for urban food security research / Jonathan Crush, Bruce Frayne and Cameron McCordic -- Alternative food networks in the global south / Gareth Haysom -- Measuring urban food security / Cameron McCordic and Bruce Frayne -- Food supply and urban-rural links in southern African cities / Bruce Frayne and Jonathan Crush -- Migration and urbanization: consequences for food security / Abel Chikanda, Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne -- Urban social protection and food systems: lessons from South Africa / Gareth Haysom and Issahaka Fuseini -- Gender and food security: household dynamics and outcomes / Liam Riley and Alexander Legwegoh -- Farming in the city: the role of urban agriculture / Jonathan Crush, Daniel Tevera and Alice Hovorka -- Nutrition, disease and development: long-wave impacts of food insecurity / Bruce Frayne, Jonathan Crush and Milla McLachlan -- The triple burden of HIV, TB and food insecurity / Mary Caesar and Jonathan Crush -- Untangling infrastructure access, housing informality and food security among poor urban households in southern Africa / Cameron McCordic and Bruce Frayne -- The "supermarketization" of food supply and retail: private sector interests and household food security / Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne -- Beyond AFSUN: future research directions and challenges for urban household food security / Jonathan Crush, Bruce Frayne and Cameron McCordic
Summary Urban population growth is extremely rapid across Africa and this book places urban food and nutrition security firmly on the development and policy agenda. It shows that current efforts to address food poverty in Africa that focus entirely on small-scale farmers, to the exclusion of broader socio-economic and infrastructural approaches, are misplaced and will remain largely ineffective in ameliorating food and nutrition insecurity for the majority of Africans. Using original data from the African Food Security Urban Network's (AFSUN) extensive database it is demonstrated that the primary food security challenge for urban households is access to food. Already linked into global food systems and value chains, Africa's supply of food is not necessarily in jeopardy. Rather, the widespread poverty and informal urban fabric that characterizes Africa's emerging cities impinge directly on households' capacity to access food that is readily available. Through the analysis of empirical data collected from 6,500 households in eleven cities in nine countries in Southern Africa, the authors identify the complexity of factors and dynamics that create the circumstances of widespread food and nutrition insecurity under which urban citizens live. They also provide useful policy approaches to address these conditions that currently thwart the latent development potential of Africa's expanding urban population
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Food security -- Africa, Southern
Malnutrition -- Africa, Southern
Nutrition policy -- Africa, Southern
Urbanization -- Africa, Southern
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Food security.
Nutrition policy.
Southern Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Crush, Jonathan, 1953- editor.
Frayne, Bruce, editor.
McCordic, Cameron, editor.
ISBN 1315226650