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March 7, 2019Knowledge Portal
Urban Food Deserts: Perspectives from the Global South

This special issue calls for both empirical studies and theoretical discussions of urban food deserts in the Global South, with a focus on a broad range of issues such as food accessibility, food affordability, urban food sources, informal food economies, supermarketization and the food security characteristics and consequences of food deserts, as well as urban policies that contribute to or mitigate the existence and development of food deserts. »

September 18, 2018
From corn to popcorn? Urbanization and dietary change: Evidence from rural-urban migrants in Tanzania

This article aims to study whether and how urbanization impacts dietary change.┬áThe study shows that moving to an urban area does not effect the intake of fats, animal-source foods, and dietary diversity. But diets shift away from the consumption of traditional staples, towards high-sugar, prepared foods. »

July 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: What have we learned so far?

This paper summarizes existing knowledge regarding impacts, pathways, mechanisms, and contextual factors that affect where and how agriculture may improve nutrition outcomes. The most consistent finding was the impact of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs (NSAP) on household and child dietary diversity. »

May 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
Opportunities of urban horticulture for poverty alleviation in Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania

This study was conducted to explore to opportunities of the urban agriculture focusing on vegetables and ornamental flowers production towards poverty reduction and alleviation in Dar es Salaam. Urban agriculture reveals to play a significant role towards reducing and alleviating the poverty. »

May 2, 2018Knowledge Portal
The supermarket revolution and food security

This report examines the surprisingly high rate of supermarket patronage in low-income areas of Windhoek, Namibia. Result of an earlier survey showed that 83% of the households in low-income areas of Windhoek obtained at least some of their food through supermarket purchase. »

March 9, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food and nutrition security in Southern African cities

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 are misplaces and will remain largely ineffective in ameliorating food and nutrition insecurity for the majority of Africans. »