Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cape Town
Department Name: African Centre for Cities

Abstract

Urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa are growing rapidly. While there has been considerable attention paid to the challenges of African mega-cities, the experiences of smaller urban areas have been relatively neglected. Secondary cities, with populations of less than half a million, are absorbing two-thirds of all urban population growth in Africa. This project focuses on three such cities to build a clearer picture of the dynamics of poverty in these kinds of urban spaces and to provide information and insights which can address poverty reduction.

Poverty cannot be understood or addressed by focusing on poor individuals or households alone. Rather it needs to be understood as having many intersecting drivers operating at a range of scales, from the individual, to the neighbourhood, to the city and beyond. Nor can it be understood or addressed by focusing on governance, infrastructure or economic growth, alone. The challenge of this project is to understand the dynamic connections between poverty, governance and urban spaces. We argue that the study of food is a powerful lens to understand these connections. As Carolyn Steel writes, "In order to understand cities properly, we need to look at them through food". The project therefore asks the central question: What does the urban food system in three secondary cities in Africa reveal about the dynamics of urban poverty and its governance, and what are the lessons for generic poverty reduction?

There are significant gaps in knowledge about African urban growth and urban poverty. This project therefore consolidates existing survey and census data to understand patterns and trends of urbanization and poverty in the three case study countries and cities. Because there are data gaps, we will also use remote sensing to generate new data on the spread of urban areas. This information provides the basis for general statements to be made about urban poverty, and for poverty reduction strategies generated in the project to be assessed against a broader representation of poverty.

The project turns its focus to food as a way to understand the connections between poverty, governance and urban space. It will conduct a survey in each of three cities to assess how many households, and what kinds of households and individuals, are unable to get enough safe and nutritious food. Poor nutrition is an important indicator and driver of poverty. Most work on food poverty has focused on the household scale alone. This project argues that if food poverty, and poverty more generally, is to be addressed, it will be necessary to take a broader view and look at the food system. The food system in these cities is shifting rapidly as the supermarket sector increases and the flows of food become more global. This project assesses these changes by mapping the food retail environment, interviewing key people involved in the food system and analyses policy in order to test the impact of a changing food system on food poverty, and what appropriate governance responses might be.

The project therefore scans the globe for useful precedents in addressing urban poverty through strategic planning of, and interventions in the urban food system. Throughout the project the focus will be on working with local governments, NGOs and civil society organisations to generate local solutions that are adaptable to multiple contexts.

The outputs from this project are designed to have both practical and academic impacts. Policy impact will be generated by policy briefs and city reports that support the workshops to be held with municipal officials and policy makers. These will be translated into popular media resources to raise public awareness. Reports addressing urbanization, poverty and governance at a wider scale will be produced. These will be disseminated at major urban events and included in university curricula. Peer-reviewed academic publications will be produced in order to influence academic debates.

Planned Impact

The African Centre for Cities has a deliberate strategy of making its academic research work useful for African urban development and for practitioners, activists and citizens on the continent. Key strategy elements include building and contributing to durable knowledge networks on the continent, writing of policy briefs, use of its dynamic website and online documentation, academic publishing and research-led teaching of African urban professionals at UCT.

The programme of research will have impacts that are conceptual, instrumental and which build research capacity on the African continent. Conceptually, the research aims to reframe understandings of urban poverty and how it can be addressed in the particular context of Africa. The linking of poverty and the urban food system, in relation to instruments of governance, is a novel approach that can make an important contribution to poverty debates. Instrumentally, the research will directly address the question of policy and its implementation. The project will operationalize ACC networks to source 'good practice ideas' from elsewhere in Africa and the global South, and will assess the extent to which they might be appropriate in the case study cities. Various channels will then be used to maximise the dissemination of these findings. Finally, by leading the bid from an Africa-based research centre, capacity building on the continent will be promoted. The ACC has extensive links to centres and networks on the continent and is very well placed to tap into existing research capacity.

The vehicles for achieving impact are:
- Publications: peer-reviewed journal articles, journal special issues, edited book, policy briefs
- Seminars and Workshops with local stakeholders (government, researchers, NGOs), project research teams, and with members of the African Urban Research Initiative; initial stakeholder seminars for each case context to trigger co-production
- Web: use of the ACC website UrbanAfrica.net to disseminate findings
- Media: press articles in South Africa and the three case countries
- Educational: AAPS curriculum development 'toolkit' on urban food security; introduction of an urban food systems and poverty module in the ACC MPhil programme; provision of bursaries for postgraduate students

Academic beneficiaries, standing to benefit from the research findings and new methodological and conceptual perspectives developed in this project, will be targeted through a publication strategy seeking to place papers in a range of disciplinary journals. The work will also be disseminated at major conferences. Students and academics from under-capacitated African universities will benefit through the production of teaching tools and publications that will develop capacity. These tools will be disseminated through the ACC's graduate teaching programme and through the AAPS curriculum development programme.

The policy and decision making beneficiaries, including local officials from the case cities, will benefit from the production of policy briefs and city reports, and from the co-generation of interventive ideas and policy guidelines. The project will work with local officials to help them to understand the significance of the research findings, to expose them to good practice from elsewhere and to generate workable local governance responses. The project also intends to be of benefit to local governments outside of the case cities by publishing materials on good practice and disseminating these through ACC's networks and partner organizations.

The final group of intended beneficiaries are poor urban groups. The solutions to food poverty do not lie at the governance scale alone, and there are points of intervention at the household and community scales. The project will produce information for the popular media to raise public awareness of food and nutrition insecurity, and will hold workshops with civil society organisations and NGOs.
 
Title Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks Exhibition Dickinson College 
Description Students created an exhibition of 10 posters of key images and perspective from Tomatoes and Taxi ranks at Dickinson College, PA, USA. This was placed in the foyer of the library and was viewed by the majority of the students at the college 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Student learning 
 
Description By the end of the first year of the project, the focus of the research has been on interrogating methods and approaches used to understand and make policy on issues of poverty, urbanisation, spatial expansion of cities and food security in African cities. To this end, we have made a series of critical points about the assumptions underlying existing approaches and developed a set of recommendations.
We have also made contributions to debates and practices surround the new urban and food Sustainable Development Goals, and developed a new methodological approach aimed at developing an understanding of the urban food system in our research cities.
By the end of the second project year, the project had made progress in analysing multidimensional poverty at a range of scale in Kenya and labour force and migration trends in Kitwe. The food systems work of work package 2 and the life cycle assessment work of work package 3 have found considerable diversity in the sources of food entering the urban food system as it feeds the urban poor. These systems are found to be responsive to the food needs of the poor, and provide a useful set of findings to challenge some of the assumptions of the existence and the necessary good of a local food system. The archival work on the history of food governance has also provided a valuable set of findings that challenge the ahistorical theoretical and political positions asserted in much of the urban development and food systems work. The project has made a number of significant innovative research findings.The first contribution is on the nature and scale of food insecurity in the case study cities researched in the Consuming Urban Poverty (CUP) project. Food insecurity levels in each case study city were high. Seventy one percent of surveyed households in Kisumu were moderately or severely food insecure, 88% of the surveyed households in Epworth and 90% in the pro-poor sample in Kitwe. This supports other analyses of levels of food insecurity in African cities, including the pro-poor African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN) surveys which, using the same food security indicator (Household Food Insecurity Access Prevalence - HFIAP), found high levels of food insecurity across a range of cities. The prevalence of the sampled households in poor neighbourhoods in Cape Town was 80%, 94% in Lusaka and 95% in Harare (Crush et al.2012)

The CUP project used the suite of Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) food security indicators, as described in the next section. By using these indicators together it was possible to go beyond a headline food insecurity figure. By using the HFIAP in conjunction with the Months of Adequate Household Provision (MAHFP) and the Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS) it was possible to show that the sampled households generally had unexpectedly low numbers of months of inadequate household food provisioning in relation to the levels of food insecurity experienced. This relative stability of food access was secured by consistent access to a single staple food, maize. In Zambia, in particular, agricultural and food security policy has been almost exclusively focussed on ensuring access to maize. However, the low dietary diversity evident in the cities raises important questions about the nutritional adequacy of this kind of policy which views food security only as relief from starvation. The Lived Poverty Index (LPI) revealed the multidimensional nature of poverty in these cities, with households experiencing deficiencies in access to food, water, energy, medical resources and cash.

While food insecurity in cities is to a large degree an outcome of income poverty, our findings argue that it is also about the wider lived urban condition, in which inadequate access to water, sanitation and energy all shape households' food utilization capacity and therefore their food security. Our findings reinforce existing research on the compounding impact of multiple deprivations and therefore, calls for greater acknowledgement of the multidimensional nature of poverty by policy makers and development agencies when developing poverty alleviation strategies.

The second innovative finding concerned the role of supermarkets in the food systems of these secondary cities. There is a considerable body of literature on the "supermarket transition" around the world. This work focuses largely on supply and demand side drivers of this retail transformation, and on the role of supermarkets in re-shaping supply chains in Africa. Our findings suggest that a broader conversation about supermarkets is necessary. Supermarkets intersect with food security, the food retail system and urban governance in a number of ways that have not previously been the focus of significant research.

In terms of food security, in all case study cities (including Epworth which had no supermarket within its bounds) poor urban residents were purchasing food from supermarkets. However, the main and most frequent sources of food remained markets and traders (mostly informal) within their immediate neighbourhoods. Supermarkets were far from the most important source of food. In Kisumu, by way of example, more than half of consumers bought less than 25% of their food at supermarkets. This suggests that although supermarkets are an important part of the food retail environment, purchasing patterns have maintained the historical dominance of frequent purchases from the local markets and less frequent large purchases from a more central location, be it the central market, a wholesaler or a supermarket.

While the supermarkets remain a minor source of food in terms of purchase, the findings of the project, in conjunction with the work of Abrahams (2009) and others, suggest that the supermarkets are changing the nature of the food retail sector. In the case of Kitwe, it was evident that a number of smaller traders were effectively using the supermarkets as their wholesaler. Items entering the city through the supermarket's supply chain are therefore resold in the informal sector. While supermarkets and local government problematized the location of street traders outside of supermarkets as parasitic and undermining the formal retail sector, our findings suggest a far more symbiotic set of relationships between the formal and informal sectors.

Further, much of the existing work on the expansion of supermarkets has focussed on the various supply- and demand-side issues propelling the growth of the sector. There has been some focus on the role of improved urban infrastructure in enabling the expansion of supermarkets into new spaces. However, there has been little attention paid to the role of local government in supporting this expansion through granting planning permission. In Kisumu and Kitwe, shopping malls and the supermarkets that occupy them hold a position in the local government as symbols of modernization and economic opportunity. The findings here support work conducted in Cape Town which concluded that: "The expansion of malls and supermarkets must be understood in the context of four interconnected ideas currently shaping African cities, namely: the vision of the 'modern' city; the imperative of economic growth; the notion of the rising middle class as the investment frontier; and the belief in public private partnerships as a means to achieve development objectives" (Battersby 2017a: 339). There is far more research to be done on the drivers of food retail transformation in African cities.

The third contribution of the project is its mapping of the sources of food coming into the city, and the ways in which the findings from this work contribute to the emerging promotion of City Region Food Systems led by the FAO, RUAF Foundation, ICLEI and others. Within the City Region Food System literature a re-localized food system is seen as both the ideal and as the current reality in smaller African cities (Jennings et al. 2015). However, the food systems for the three case study cities did not seem to correspond to this reality or hold this ideal as viable. As subsequent chapters will illustrate, these secondary cities were far more globally connected than the literature suggests, with fish in Kitwe and Kisumu travelling from China, eggs at the wholesale market in Kisumu coming from Uganda and vegetables at the Chisokone Market in Kitwe coming from South Africa. These global connections were not limited to modern, formal supply chains, but were a central part of informal sector activities. Conversely, processed foods, such as maputi (Zimbabwean popcorn), were sometimes locally produced. The structure of the food system was determined by complex and interconnected factors beyond municipal, provincial or even national government competence. The sale of Ugandan over Kenyan eggs was the result of Ugandan agricultural policy which subsidised chicken feed as well as transport infrastructure investments that made cross border trade along main arterial routes more viable than local trade along roads connecting Kisumu to neighbouring rural areas.

It is the contention of this book that the dominance of the City Region Food System as a policy framework promoted by the FAO and RUAF and in the NUA leads to a myopic focus on the immediate rural to urban linkages. In the analysis of food system governance within the case study cities it was apparent that the main point of policy and programmatic interventions for local governments was enhancing local production, with little understanding of the reasons why food was being sourced from beyond the city region. It was noted that many local production and processing projects had failed, but without knowing why. Within local government there was no consideration of the role of large scale private sector actors in shaping the food system, nor of the connections between formal and informal sector actors. The thinking about the food system was entirely focussed on small-scale local actors. This suggests that the governance capacity and will to engage food systems planning is lacking, and that the call to re-localization from City Region Food System proponents may simply reinforce existing limitations to current food systems governance.

The final, and linked, set of findings is about the governance of urban food systems. The project found that there was generally weak governance of the urban food system with no clear mandate for local government and generally limited financial and personnel capacity within local government. This meant that many governance decisions that shaped the food system, such as decisions on traders, market sites and mall development, were made outside the context of a consideration of their food system impact. The relatively limited capacity of the state meant that key policy and planning decisions were strongly informed by national governments, large international donor agencies and private sector actors. The book argues that these governance capacity issues are particularly evident in secondary cities, which are also the urban areas with the most pressing development challenges, vulnerable economic bases and worst access to up-to-date, accurate data on which to make governance decisions. These findings provide a useful entry point for research on wider urban development agendas and governance.

While the findings of this project speak explicitly to issues of food security and food systems, it is the belief of the project team that food provides an extremely useful lens through which to view urban poverty and governance. It provides us with a means to examine the complex connections between formal and informal sectors and the role of the state and other stakeholders in shaping the urban conditions that can alleviate urban poverty.
Exploitation Route In addition to the peer reviewed journal papers, and special sessions at a number of conferences organised by the project, we have produced two open access books. The first is the academic book published by Routledge in 2018, "Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in African cities" . The second is our popular book, co-written with one of our advisory board members, Leonie Joubert, "Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks". This book is supported by a website http://www.tomatoesandtaxiranks.org.za which has three video policy briefs. Further we have produced a number of open access working papers and policy briefs. All of which have been widely disseminated.The project team have also contributed to a number of non-project related books, which extend the readership of the work. Through the project's Bellagio meeting, workshops, and involvement in UN processes, the project has ensured that the key findings and perspectives have gained traction within global development agendas. Indicative of this is our inclusion in the drafting of guidelines for the implementation of the food elements of the New Urban Agenda, our co-authorship with FAO officials, and in the inclusion of our work in UN Habitat documents. Battersby is currently engaged in a consultancy on Urban Food Governance with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and as a collaborating partner for the development of Guiding Principles on Urban-Rural linages with UN Habitat. Battersby has been appointed to the Independent Expert Board of the Global Nutrition Report. The project has hosted close out meetings and book launches in each of the partner cities, both of which have been well received and in which officials reported changed perspectives. The team are currently working to develop Food Sensitive Planning Guidelines to be actioned by the Western Cape Provincial Government in South Africa.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL https://consumingurbanpoverty.wordpress.com/publications
 
Description Project findings and insights have been used by a variety of non-academic actors. The open access publication of the project's popular book, Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks, and academic book, Urban Food Systems Governance and Poverty in African cities, together with the project's open access working papers and policy briefs is enabling widespread use of our materials. We are advised that a number of these resources are already being used for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Africa, Europe and North America. The project's Call to Action document, which advocates for civil society engagement has been widely circulated. CUP was also included as a co-signatory of a position paper on urban food systems governance tabled by GAIN at a Habitat III side event. CUP's work was presented at a co-hosted workshop at the SDG Germany event and CUP's key messages included in the final plenary of the conference attended by senior politicians and development actors. The Project's PI was a member of an FAO UN Habitat expert panel meeting on integrating food into urban planning. This meeting and the follow up discussions led to CUP perspectives being reflected in the edited text of the New Urban Agenda. Subsequent to this the Project's Research Coordinator was invited to attend two UN expert group meetings, one on SDG2 and the second on implementing the food component of the New Urban Agenda. CUP perspectives were pivotal within this. The Research Coordinator has subsequently had a paper published with a FAO staff member on planning for urban food security. The CUP Bellagio Meeting drew together stakeholders from a range of development agencies, and the co-developed Bellagio Communique has been widely disseminated. As a result of this, CUP perspectives have been captured within UN Habitat documentation on urban-rural linkages and Battersby is currently part of a team working on "Guiding Principles for urban-rural linkages to advance integrated territorial development" for UN Habitat. Additionally, Battersby is currently part of a consultancy team working with GAIN to develop a toolkit for urban food governance, based on the CUP experience. Battersby's engagement in the IUFN/FNH-UNEP Climate Change Urban Food Initiative has been captured in both the initiative's policy paper and videos. The team have also been able to work with the World Bank on their efforts to get urban food governance onto the Bank's agenda. At a country level, CUP perspectives have been included in the UNDP's Zimbabwe Human Development Report. Work is currently underway in South Africa to develop food sensitive planning guidelines for the Western Cape Provincial Government building on principles and findings from CUP. The project hosted a PhD workshop for 16 students from 10 African countries. This provided an opportunity to engage the next generation of scholars and present and discuss project findings. At the local level, project partners have built on the network of relationships developed at the first stakeholder meetings to ensure a platform for the effective reception of project outputs. The first policy briefs have been drafted are being revised in collaboration with project partners to ensure maximum impact. These relationships have been maintained throughout the project's duration, and close out meetings and book launches have been conducted in all partner cities. The Nourishing Spaces project is allowing the CUP findings to be built into longer term policy and civil society dialogues in Kisumu. The Epworth team have also had good traction working with local and national stakeholders on urban food issues on the basis of project findings.
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Government, Democracy and Justice,Retail
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Achieving Urban Food and Nutrition Security with the New Urban Agenda (Oct 2016) - This position paper is supported by: The City of Milan, The City of Utrecht, The Consuming Urban Poverty Project, EAT, Food Smart Cities for Development, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Hivos, The Hungry Cities Partnership, The RUAF Foundation, The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network and The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.gainhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Position-Paper-with-Logos.pdf
 
Description Advisory meeting with national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on new Food and Nutrition policy
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Bellagio Communique - Harnessing urban food systems for sustainable development and human well-being (March 2017)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://consumingurbanpoverty.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/bellagio-communique-harnessing-urban-food-...
 
Description Contribution to FAO Consultation on Urbanisation, rural transformation and implications for food security
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/fr/node/3150
 
Description Development of Urban Food Security graduate course
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Too early to recognise impact. The course delivered to graduate students at the University of Cape Town seeks to provide students with an understanding off issues related to food security and food systems in cities of the global south. Many of the students from the departments supplying students graduate to work in government or the development sector.
 
Description GAIN Urban Governance for nutrition meeting with National govenment of Tanzania on urban food governance issues
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description IUFN-FNH-UNEP Climate Change Urban Food Initiative
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.iufn.org/en/our-work/think-tank/climate-change-urban-food/
 
Description International Advisory Board membership FLEdGE project
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description New Urban Agenda influence through UN Habitat FAO expert Panel input
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation in Expert Group Meeting on SDG 2 at UN Headquarters
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/lon/2017_HLPF/EGM2/Concept_Note_SDG2_EGM.final.pdf
 
Description Participation in Expert Group Meeting on implementing food and nutrition within the New Urban Agenda at UN Headquarters
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation in Habitat 3 expert panel on National Urban Strategies
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation in ICSU Urban Health and Wellbeing Science Committee
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation in Provincial Government Food Security Strategy Workshop. Battersby and Haysom were invited to advise and participate in the Review of the Provincial Food Security Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.capetownpartnership.co.za/2017/03/western-cape-food-security-a-snapshot/
 
Description Production of food policy review for the South African Cities Network
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description RUAF World Bank Urban Food Metrics work
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Resilient cities consultation - City of Cape Town food resilience strategy
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Teaching on Sustainable Cities MOOC
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://courses.sdgacademy.org/learn/sustainable-cities-november-2016
 
Description UNDP Zimbabwe Human Development Report Co-authorship
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Western Cape, SA, Food Security Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.westerncape.gov.za/sites/www.westerncape.gov.za/files/assets/140916_wcg_household_food_a...
 
Description World Bank meeting
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Bellagio Center Conference Fund - Rockefeller Foundation
Amount $12,440 (USD)
Organisation Rockefeller Foundation 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Bellagio Center Residency Program - Rockefeller Foundation
Amount R 20,000 (ZAR)
Organisation Rockefeller Foundation 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 04/2018 
End 05/2018
 
Description Carasso Foundation travel funding to bring delegates to CUP Symposium at Global Food Security Conference.
Amount R 100,000 (ZAR)
Organisation Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation 
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Center for the study of Africa Economies(CSAE) at Oxford visiting fellowship
Amount £3,800 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department Centre for the Study of African Economies
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2018
 
Description Food Environment and Health
Amount $997,200 (CAD)
Funding ID 108458 
Organisation International Development Research Centre 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 06/2017 
End 06/2020
 
Description MasterCard Foundation Masters student bursary - Fadzai Muramba
Amount R 50,000 (ZAR)
Organisation Mastercard Foundation 
Sector Private
Country Canada
Start 07/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Masters and Doctoral Scholarships 2016
Amount R 50,000 (ZAR)
Organisation South African National Research Foundation (NRF) 
Sector Public
Country South Africa
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Title Use of handheld tablets for interviews 
Description The food retail mapping and the baseline food security survey will make use of handheld tablets to conduct the interviews. These tablets make use of open source software for both the survey component and the data collection and storage once the surveys have been ficompleted. Data is stored on a daily basis following fieldwork. The uploaded data can then be downloaded in a Microsoft Excel format. Use of the tablets has been trialed in the field but not yet used in the full survey. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This process significantly reduces the time of both the enumeration process and the data analysis. 
 
Description British Academy/Newton Advanced Fellowship on Consumer Ethics in Post-Apartheid South Africa. 
Organisation Newton Fund
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CUP has partnered with the British Academy/Newton Advanced Fellowship on Consumer Ethics in Post-Apartheid South Africa to co-host a session at the 2017 RGS/IBG conference and co-developed and will co-teach an LSE/UCT July School Course on urban food.
Collaborator Contribution Co-hosting RGS session, co-developing and co-teaching LSE/UCT July School Course
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Centre of Excellence in food security 
Organisation University of the Western Cape
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This has involved working with a number of universities in South Africa, including Pretoria, North West, Stellenbosch, Limpopo, NMMU and UWC. It is a multi centre initiative. The project has directly involved researchers from UCT (from ACC, LEP and Law) as well as Stellenbosch, NMMU, and Limpopo and then a number of non university based researchers from the likes of the Centre for BioSafety, the AfricaCentre, and non affiliated researchers from Zambia and Rwanda. in 2016 CUP co-hosted the World Food Day event and co-published a series of working papers
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of knowledge
Impact Skinner, C., Haysom, G. 2016. The informal sector's role in food security: A missing link in policy debates? Working Paper 44. Cape Town: PLAAS, UWC and Centre of Excellence on Food Security. http://www.plaas.org.za/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/WP44%20SkinnerHaysom.pdf - Multidisciplinary - Geography and Planning Haysom, G., 2016 Alternative food networks and food insecurity in South Africa, Working Paper 33. Cape Town: PLAAS, UWC and Centre of Excellence on Food Security. http://www.plaas.org.za/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/WP33%20Haysom_FINAL.pdf Tawodzera, G. 2016. Local food geographies: The nature and extent of food insecurity in South Africa, Working Paper 37. Cape Town: PLAAS, UWC and Centre of Excellence on Food Security.http://www.plaas.org.za/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/WP37Tawodzera.pdf Even-Zahav, E., and Kelly, C. 2016. Systematic review of the literature on 'informal economy' and 'food security': South Africa, 2009-2014, Working Paper 35. Cape Town: PLAAS, UWC and Centre of Excellence on Food Security.http://www.plaas.org.za/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/WP35%20Even-Zahav_final.pdf
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition 
Organisation Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Following discussions with GAIN partners, CUP was included as co-signatory on GAIN's Position paper on urban nutrition presented at Habitat III
Collaborator Contribution Partners drafted Position Paper and hosted workshop presenting position paper at Habitat III
Impact http://www.gainhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Position-Paper-with-Logos.pdf
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dag Hammarskjöld Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies 
Organisation Copperbelt University
Country Zambia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Previously we partnered with the City and Regional Planning Department at Copperbelt. The Dag Hammarskjöld Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is now also part of this partnership due to their interest in the topic and their knowledge of ethnographic research methods.
Collaborator Contribution They will assist with field work, data gathering and analysis, and the writing of published outputs.
Impact The collaboration adds researchers from anthropology to those with city planning skills. They have assisted with formulating the questionnaire and making contact with stakeholders in Kitwe.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fetola Foundation 
Organisation Fetola Foundation
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CUP researcher has been appointed as a non-executive director on the board of the Fetola Foundation specifically linked to the current research projects and Consuming Urban Poverty in particular. The Fetola Foundation's work is with informal economy players in a number of countries in Africa. The Fetola Foundation is a non-profit organization working on supplier development issues. Their aim is to support the growth of small and medium sized enterprises.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution as non-executive director.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Food and Agricultural Organization 
Organisation Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution FAO has a research project on food production in Kitwe (Zambia) which is one of the CUP research sites. FAO has requested collaboration in meeting stakeholders and CUP has assisted with this in Kitwe.
Collaborator Contribution None yet.
Impact none yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Hungry Cities research project 
Organisation Government of Canada
Department SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Main researcher based at the African Centre for Cities.
Collaborator Contribution Full title of project: Informality, inclusive growth and food security in cities of the Global South (HCP) This is a 5 year project from 2014 to 2019. The overall project goal is the development of evidence-based strategies to promote inclusive growth in the food sector of cities of the Global South through an enabling policy environment and support for decent formal and informal employment. The project involves partnerships with University or NGO partners in seven cities in the global south. The cities include 3 African cities, Maputo, Nairobi and Cape Town and 4 other cities; Nanjing, Bangalore, Mexico City and Kingston (Jamaica).
Impact Hungry Cities sponsored attendance of CUP partners from Kisumu and Epworth to attend the World Public Health and Nutrition Congress and IDRC Food Environment and Health Meeting in Cape Town in 2016
Start Year 2015
 
Description Hungry Cities research project 
Organisation International Development Research Centre
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Main researcher based at the African Centre for Cities.
Collaborator Contribution Full title of project: Informality, inclusive growth and food security in cities of the Global South (HCP) This is a 5 year project from 2014 to 2019. The overall project goal is the development of evidence-based strategies to promote inclusive growth in the food sector of cities of the Global South through an enabling policy environment and support for decent formal and informal employment. The project involves partnerships with University or NGO partners in seven cities in the global south. The cities include 3 African cities, Maputo, Nairobi and Cape Town and 4 other cities; Nanjing, Bangalore, Mexico City and Kingston (Jamaica).
Impact Hungry Cities sponsored attendance of CUP partners from Kisumu and Epworth to attend the World Public Health and Nutrition Congress and IDRC Food Environment and Health Meeting in Cape Town in 2016
Start Year 2015
 
Description Hungry Cities research project 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Department African Centre for Cities
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Main researcher based at the African Centre for Cities.
Collaborator Contribution Full title of project: Informality, inclusive growth and food security in cities of the Global South (HCP) This is a 5 year project from 2014 to 2019. The overall project goal is the development of evidence-based strategies to promote inclusive growth in the food sector of cities of the Global South through an enabling policy environment and support for decent formal and informal employment. The project involves partnerships with University or NGO partners in seven cities in the global south. The cities include 3 African cities, Maputo, Nairobi and Cape Town and 4 other cities; Nanjing, Bangalore, Mexico City and Kingston (Jamaica).
Impact Hungry Cities sponsored attendance of CUP partners from Kisumu and Epworth to attend the World Public Health and Nutrition Congress and IDRC Food Environment and Health Meeting in Cape Town in 2016
Start Year 2015
 
Description KLIP (Kisumu Local Interaction Platform) 
Organisation Maseno University
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Are being contracted to undertake research and fieldwork in Kisumu.
Collaborator Contribution Are contributing sources of local data and other forms of local knowledge, links with local government and other food stakeholders,
Impact Verbal input to meetings and workshops.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Mistra Urban Futures Programme 
Organisation Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The ACC will host a PhD to undertake urban food security research in Cape Town to provide comparason with the CUP cities.
Collaborator Contribution As part of the Mistra Urban Futures programme - which is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) - it is intended to fund a PhD student to undertake work on the food system in Cape Town to enable comparison with the Kisumu, Kitwe and Epworth case studies. This will start in 2016 but the funding is secured.
Impact MISTRA sponsored the travel of the Kisumu project partners to CUP's annual meeting in 2016, and the costs of Smit's research trip to Kisumu
Start Year 2015
 
Description New partner in research - University of Zimbabwe 
Organisation University of Zimbabwe
Department Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Staff in this department will join the CUP project as a research partner to assist with research in Epworth, Zimbabwe.
Collaborator Contribution Will assist with field research, maps and statistics.
Impact None yet. Staff are from the Department of Geography.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SDG Germany Collaboration - CUP, IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Germany) Hungry Cities Partnership, EcoAgriculture Partners (USA) The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact - Cities for Sustainable Food Systems (Italy) 
Organisation Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-hosting of session at SDG Germany Conference
Collaborator Contribution Funding for Battersby's attendance at conference and support for documenting of event
Impact None
Start Year 2016
 
Description South African Cities Network 
Organisation South African Cities Network
Country South Africa 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CUP researchers assisted the South African Cities Network with a study of current and future realities to urban food security in South Africa in order to assist cities in planning and policy development. This study therefore provides analysis of available data on the extent, characteristics and future trajectories of urban food insecurity and the food system in South Africa, in order to generate policy recommendations that are appropriate to the urban context. This forms the main study report. The report is supported by four other outputs, one scenario document mapping trajectories of different food system governance decisions (business as usual, Local autonomy and Adaptive network), and three policy briefs. The policy briefs consider the following: · Retail planning as a means to support food security: A role for urban planning · Looking beyond urban agriculture: Extending urban food policy responses · Towards democratic urban food systems governance: Re-interpreting the urban food security mandate In 2016 the CUP team led a research team in drafting a report for the SACN on Urban Food Economies in Africa and a research proposal document, which will be used by the SACN to leverage funds for further research on urban food economies across the African continent.
Collaborator Contribution The SACN work adds to the CUP understanding of urban food security in an African context and how this understanding can be integrated into urban planning and policies. The understanding gleaned from this project will aid the research and policy impact in the three CUP cities.
Impact This relationship has yielded the "Current and future realties for urban food security in South Africa Report" (http://www.sacities.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Urban-Food-Security-Report.pdf) and the Urban Food Economies report. Neither are directly CUP affiliated.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Urban ARK partnership 
Organisation Urban Africa Risk Knowledge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CUP co-organised a special session on 'African Planning Histories and Urban Risk' at the International Planning History Society Conference in July 2016. with the Urban Africa Risck Knowledge (Urban ARK) project. The session linked with the Urban ARK project and facilitated cross-sharing between projects.
Collaborator Contribution The session linked with the Urban ARK project and facilitated cross-sharing between projects.
Impact Co-organised conference session at the International Planning History Society Conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description 36. Crankshaw, O. & Borel-Saladin, J. (2017) Causes of urbanisation in Zambia, 1990-2010, II International Conference African Urban Planning, Institute fo Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal, September 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Crankshaw, O. & Borel-Saladin, J. (2017) Causes of urbanisation in Zambia, 1990-2010, II International Conference African Urban Planning, Institute fo Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal, September 2017. Research paper presented, generated questions which aided in the refinement of paper for publication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ACC Conference Panel: Ten years of urban food security research findings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This session was co-oraganized by CUP, the Hungry Cities Partners and AFSUN to reflect on ten years of research findings on urban food issues. The session included researchers from SA, Zimbabwe, Kenya, China and Jamaica, and had a wide global audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-detailed_20180...
 
Description ACC Conference Roundtable: Reflections on 10 years of food and urban intersections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Roundtable at the African Centre for Cities 10 year celebration conference reflected on policy trends and trajectories in the world of urban food governance in Africa. It was developed by CUP and included key researchers and policy advocates from the region. It was attended by representatives from academia and government from South Africa, Europe, north america and australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-detailed_20180...
 
Description Advisory on FAO consultative process 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project approach and methodology provoked shift in working group agenda

Ongoing collaborative with FAO and RUAF
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Agong, Opiyo et al Presentation at RGS/IBG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Advisory Board Member and Kisumu Research Assistant spoke on Participatory and integrated food security and sustainability at the RGS/IBG conference in London 2016 as part of a session on "Cities as Nodes in the Food Nexus (1): Learning from the Global South and North". Around 50 people attended and the session sparked discussion amongst panellists and audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Battersby Harnessing urban food systems for sustainable development and human well-being, Urban Transformations Workshop< Cape Town 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the ESRC Urban Transformations network workshop in Cape Town. Presentation of key messages from CUP project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/media/full-programme-here.pdf
 
Description Battersby - Governing Informal Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Battersby presented about food systems in the governing informal cities conference in Cape Town. The presentation informed the methodology of the IDRC Hungry Cities partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Battersby - Planning for and against food security - City Food Workshop, NYU 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Battersby presented at the City Food Workshop on street vending in New York. The session was used to disseminate CUP findings and products. Requests for further engagement were received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Battersby - Re-placing food markets in African cities - AAG 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Battersby presented findings from CUP at the Association of American geographers conference. The presentation led to inclusion in a funding proposal to the National Science Foundation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Battersby ARUA Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Battersby presented The role of African research universities in an urbanizing Africa at the launch conference of the African Research Universities Association Conference in Accra, Ghana in April 2017. This resulted in regional urban networks and the commissioning of an article by the Conversation, which has since been incorporated in the Engaged Scholarship Curriculum at the University of Cape Town.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://arua.org.za/wp-content/uploads/ARUA-LAUNCH-CONFERENCE-PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description Battersby AUTHeR project transdisciplinary seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Battersby presented "Interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary or adisciplinary? Experiences working on multi-partner, multi-country food projects in Africa" at the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR) transdisciplinary research webinar on the 8th of November 2016. The aim of this webinar was to activate a discourse on how transdisciplinarity has been applied in research in the global South and North by sharing experiences related to transdisciplinary research voiced by fellow researchers and research entities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Battersby Cardiff workshop - Role of cities in Delivering food security 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Battersby attended a workshop for policy makers, practitioners and researchers at the University of Cardiff. The workshop developed a framework for urban food governance. It yielded requests for future research engagement and potential funding networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/events/view/the-role-of-cities-in-delivering-food-security-and-sustainabil...
 
Description Battersby Global Nutrition Summit Milan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Battersby was invited to speak at the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan, a pre-meeting of the G7 meeting in November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2g-4Wt6TXo&index=12&list=PLflZksaZg3hJwwzuTea69c77RiG3igKbI
 
Description Battersby Haysom - Fake Food The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Battersby and Haysom wrote a Q&A piece for The Conversation on the current public and policy discussion on "fake foods" in Africa. It was published 13 Sept and by 4 Oct had been read over 6100 times. It was republished on Quartz, Eye Witness News (South Africa), This is Africa, All Africa and on a number of local and Africa interest facebook pages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/fake-food-in-south-africa-myths-misinformation-and-not-enough-data-10316...
 
Description Battersby Keynote at Global Food Security Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Battersby gave a keynote at the Global Food Security Conference. The outcome was further research contacts, an a general upsetting of the apple cart at the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gci3uvfEc94&index=11&list=PLflZksaZg3hJwwzuTea69c77RiG3igKbI
 
Description Battersby Symposium Presentation Global Food Security Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Battersby presented in the Symposiumg session Towards an urban food security agenda. This session gathered researchers from around the world. It sparked significant discussion, led to new research networks and has led to a consultancy for Battersby and Haysom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/resources/updateable/pdf/SECU%202017%20oral%20programme-...
 
Description Battersby lecture Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Battersby was invited to talk at Cardiff University at an event on "the New Urban Food Agenda" with key researchers in the urban food field (Harriet Friedmann, Tim Lang and Nevin Cohen). The session was attended by over 100 people and the event was recorded and uploaded onto youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXg0vWam2p8
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/events/view/the-new-urban-food-agenda-addressing-global-challenges,-develo...
 
Description Battersby presentation at SSAG Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation "Why food? Using food as a lens to understand urban development trajectories: An analysis of food in the New Urban Agenda" in CUP special Session at the Society of South African Geographers conference in Stellenbosch. The special session had an extended discussion at the end. This not only elicited interesting discussion from the audiences and useful suggestions, but also provided a valuable space for intra-project dialogue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ssag.co.za/pdf/Final%20conference%20programme%20for%20SSAG.pdf
 
Description Battersby presentation at World Nutrition and Public Health Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Battersby presented on "What is food and what has food become?" at the WPHNA. This session was attended by students, academics, nutritionists, NGOs and policy makers. The session provoked debates on the drivers of food system change in developing world countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wncapetown2016.com/programme/
 
Description Battersby, J. (2016) Urban agriculture has many benefits. Is one of them a contribution to urban sustainability?, The Nature of Cities Roundtable "Urban agriculture has many benefits. Is one of them a contribution to urban sustainability?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation on roundtable on role of urban agriculture on the Nature of Cities website, an urban ecology focussed website aimed at practitioners and researchers. Gained a wide readership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/06/30/urban-agriculture-has-many-benefits-is-one-of-them-a-con...
 
Description Battersby, J. (2017) Not just urban agriculture, Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office Roundtable, Cape Town, 29 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at session organised by Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office on the role of urban agriculture in African cities. The presentation on "Not just urban agriculture" provoked discussion and new research and practice connections were made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cplo.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Urban-Agriculture-Solution-to-urban-poverty-and-un...
 
Description Borel-Saladin presentation at South African Sociological Association conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Borel-Saladin presented "Migration and polarisation in Africa cities" at the SA Sociological Association's conference in Grahamstown in 2016. The purpose was to draw comparison between Johannesburg and Kisumu.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borel-Saladin presentation at Southern African Cities Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Borel-Saladin presented "Where to draw the line? Defining the urban, data problems and difficulties in estimating urbanisation" at the SASC as part of a CUP sponsored session designed to speak to methodological issues faced by researchers working on urban issues in Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ddt72ar9zv4px.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FinalProgrammeSACSC.pdf
 
Description CUP PhD workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CUP hosted a PhD workshop for 16 students in Cape Town in 2018. This workshop sought to capacitate African students working on urban food issues, but also to develop a network of next generation researchers. Students reported significant learning and have remained in contact with CUP team and each other
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySCHcVgkcTQ
 
Description CUP Policy video = understanding food poverty in African cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video policy brief produced on food poverty in african cities. Thus far it has been used in teaching and presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM66ZQMClQo
 
Description CUP Seminar Series at the African Centre for Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CUP hosted a four talk seminar series at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town presenting key CUP perspectives. These sessions were well attended by researchers from across Cape Town's four universities, representatives from local government and civil society and visiting researchers (including two from India)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://consumingurbanpoverty.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/seminar-series-annoucement/
 
Description CUP co-hosted workshop at WPHN Congress on role of urban governance in food security 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CUP co-hosted (with Hungry Cities Partnership and AFSUN) a workshop at the World Public Health and Nutrition Congress which developed the Call to Action on urban food systems that was subsequently put to public comment via MovingOnEmpty and the CUP social media platforms. This has subsequently been published as CUP's Working Paper 1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wncapetown2016.com/programme/
 
Description CUP hosted symposium at Global Food Security Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hosted symposium Urban food systems and urban food security as levers for sustainable development and human well-being. Chair
Dr Gareth Haysom African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Speaker
Dr Jane Battersby African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa; A/Prof Alison Blay-Palmer Geography and Environmental Studies and Director of Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada; Dr Andrea Calori EStà, Italy; Mr Rene van Veenhuizen RUAF Foundation, Netherlands; Prof David Sanders School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa ;Dr Ana Moragues Faus School of Geography and Planning. Generated significant debate and has led to further consultancy funding for Battersby and Haysom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/resources/updateable/pdf/SECU%202017%20oral%20programme-...
 
Description Chigumira - Food systems governance and planning in Epworth - RGS Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at RGS conference in Cardiff 2018. Good discussion on findings reported
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chigumira presentation at Southern African Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chigumira presented "Profiling Epworth District" at a CUP special session at the SACS conference aimed at profiling food and poverty linkages in secondary cities in Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ddt72ar9zv4px.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FinalProgrammeSACSC.pdf
 
Description Chigumira, E. & Mbenga, I. (2016) Green Economy, Climate Change, and Agrarian Intensification in the Urban Landscape, The Nature of Cities Roundtable "Urban agriculture has many benefits. Is one of them a contribution to urban sustainability?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in roundtable discussion on role of urban agriculture on Nature of Cities, an urban ecology focussed website aimed at practioners and researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Comparative perspectives on food value chains - MISTRA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact vanessa Watson presented at a meeting of the MISTRA Realising Just Cities Conference in Cape Town in November 2018. The purpose was to reflect on food policy and practice trajectories in the MISTRA cities. The session provides significant discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.mistraurbanfutures.org/en/rjc-2018-conference/programme-rjc-conference-2018
 
Description Crankshaw Borel-Saladin ACC Conference paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Causes of urbanisation and de-urbanisation in Zambia, 1990-2010 - Owen Crankshaw, Jacqueline Borel-Saladin. Conference paper reflecting on CUP findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-detailed_20180...
 
Description Crush - Governing informal cities conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Crush provided rationale for framing of informal economic activities as central to urban wellbeing. Ideas followed up in Hungry Cities Partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dodson - Food, social reproduction and imaging the urban in african cities - Feminist geography conference, Montreal 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dodson presented a gender paper at the feminist geography conference. The feedback provided fed into the submitted journal paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Donald and Smit presentation at Southern African Cities Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Donald presented "Satellite-based mapping of urban and peri-urban land use and land cover in Africa: A review" at the SASC Conference as part of the CUP session on methodological issues facing urban researchers in Africa. the session was designed to capacitation current and future researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ddt72ar9zv4px.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FinalProgrammeSACSC.pdf
 
Description Duminy ACC Conference Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation: 'Thinking urbanisation in Africa through a food lens: the case of colonial Kenya, c. 1900 to 1952'. Presented at the African Centre for Cities International Conference 2018, University of Cape Town, 2 February 2018. Conference presentation. Provided networking and dissemination opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-detailed_20180...
 
Description Duminy African Urban Planning Conference II Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation: 'Rethinking colonial urban planning and governance through food problems'. Presented at African Urban Planning Conference II, IGOT, University of Lisbon, 7 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sites.google.com/site/cpcup2017conference/home
 
Description Duminy presentation at International Planning History Conference, Delft 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Duminy presented "Examining the history of regional planning through the lens of food security, c. 1930-1960" at the International Planning History Conference. This was presented in a session co-hosted by CUP and the Urban ARK project, which has fostered a longer term relationship between projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Duminy presentation at SSAG Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Duminy presented "The problem of food: Examining the history of food security policy in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe, c. 1920-1974" in the CUP hosted session of the SSAG. For impact see notes under Battersby presentation at SSAG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ssag.co.za/pdf/Final%20conference%20programme%20for%20SSAG.pdf
 
Description Haysom & Tawodzera presentation at Southern African Cities Studies Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tawodzera presented "Measurement drives diagnosis and response: Breadth or depth in urban food security assessment?" at the SACS conference as part of CUP's special methodology focused session aimed to guide current and future researchers on urban issues in Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ddt72ar9zv4px.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FinalProgrammeSACSC.pdf
 
Description Haysom - Commonwealth Geographical Bureau Conference - Jamaica 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at geography conference which provided insights into the CUP approach. CUP methods were adapted by participants in the Hungry Cities Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Haysom - Food Water energy nexus - Future Water meeting Cape Town 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact haysom's présentation highlighted the need to reframe the scale at which food water and energy are framed in policy debates. Provoked debate and contestation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Haysom - Governing Informal Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Haysom's presentation provoked conversation about the nature of food vending in cities of the south
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Haysom - Urban food security nascent findings - Swedish Development Studies Research Conference, Gothenburg 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Findings from CUP presented. Audience engaged with presentation, but no clear outcome
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Haysom ACDI conference Food Access and Livelihoods strategies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact haysom presented at the ACDI Conference in Cape Town in 2018, this presentation raised the question of urban food security in the context of climate change. It placed urban food on the agenda of climate change experts and practioners. It also attracted new graduate students to projects in this field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Haysom Battersby SAVAC presentation on food security measurement 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to the South African Vulnerability Assessment Committee on measuring food security to better acknowledge the urban condition. Significant discussion and requests for further information from policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Haysom Food security, food access and space - UWC Public Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact haysom presented on food security, food access, retail and space - a role for the city in the food system at the UWC Centre of Excellence on food security. This fed into a set of local debates on governance of the food system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Haysom University of Cape Town food security task force 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Haysom presented on the drivers and consequences of food insecurity to the university of cape town's taskforce on food security. The session provided data and interpretation of food insecurity in the Cape town context and provoked ongoing discussion about the university's strategy to address food insecurity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Haysom presentation at SSAG Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Haysom presented "urban food economies: for whom, why and who plans such economies?" at the CUP session at the SSAG Conference. for impact see Battersby SSAG conference entry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ssag.co.za/pdf/Final%20conference%20programme%20for%20SSAG.pdf
 
Description Haysom, G. (2017) Complex Systems in Transition: A perspective through the lens of food. D.R.I.F.T. Urban Sustainability Transitions: Food (and empowerment) in Urban Informal Settlements. Stellenbosch, 21 November 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Haysom, G. (2017) Complex Systems in Transition: A perspective through the lens of food. D.R.I.F.T. Urban Sustainability Transitions: Food (and empowerment) in Urban Informal Settlements. Stellenbosch, 21 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Haysom, G. & Sitas, R. (2017) Serious Fun: Food for thought. Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London. 01 September 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Haysom, G. & Sitas, R. (2017) Serious Fun: Food for thought. Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London. 01 September 2017. Presentation focussed on the interface between cultural practice and food in cities. Shifted perceptions about the nature of research on African cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Haysom, G. (2017) Considering Alternative Food Networks from the Global South: Expanding the debate. Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London. 01 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Haysom, G. (2017) Considering Alternative Food Networks from the Global South: Expanding the debate. Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London. 01 September 2017. Paper presented as part of session on urban food in the global south session at RGS Conference London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Haysom, G. (2017) Research into the Cape Town Food System. MISTRA Urban Futures Conference: Realising Just Cities. - Kisumu, 15 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Haysom, G. (2017) Research into the Cape Town Food System. MISTRA Urban Futures Conference: Realising Just Cities. - Kisumu, 15 November 2017. Presentation within workshop of the MISTRA urban futures conference. Challenges Northern generated assumptions about nature of food system and got commitment to funding from MISTRA for future food work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Haysom, G. (2017) Supermarkets in South Africa - emerging trends in food system change. Presentation: Open Society Workshop, Windhoek, 24 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at Open Society Foundation workshop on Supermarket expansion in Africa. A number of local government officials were present and reported interest in the findings presented and their implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Haysom, G. (2017) The food - water - energy nexus. IARU Global Summer Programme on 'Sustainable Water Management 18 July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 41. Haysom, G. (2017) The food - water - energy nexus. IARU Global Summer Programme on 'Sustainable Water Management 18 July 2017. Students reported changed perceptions on the nature of the food water energy nexus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Haysom, Opyo - Understanding multi-dimensional poverty in Africa - ESRC/DFID power of partnership meeting- India 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact haysom and Opiyo presented CUP findings and pathways to impact. The Tomatoes & Taxi Ranks book was distributed and provoked significant discussion on generating impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IDRC workshop presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Battersby was invited to present at an IDRC-hosted meeting in Cape Town in Sept 2016 to help them identify future directions for food systems related work in Africa. As a result, Battersby received a number of requests for direction of methodologies and research framings. The IDRC has subsequently provided R10m funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture at University of Oregon: Easther Chigumira 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Title: Consuming Urban Poverty: Twists and Turns in Zimbabwe's Urban Food System and Food Security: A case of Epworth
Abstract: Africa is considered the fastest urbanising continent in the world, however, rapid urbanisation is not going hand-in-hand with economic growth and increased well-being (Van Vark, 2013). Policy-makers and international institutions, such as the United Nations and the World Bank, recognise the problems resulting from urbanisation in African mega-cities, and frame cities as overpopulated, chaotic and as representing a failed urbanism full of poverty, disease and slums (Auclair 2005, McLees 2012). Despite this recognition of 'failed urbanism' and that even more poor people are living in African cities, development intervention and government policies continue to be biased toward rural localities.
The ESRC/DFID -funded Governing Food Systems in African Secondary Cities project, commonly referred to as the Consuming Urban Poverty Project (CUPP) focuses on the dynamics of poverty in Africa's secondary cities in order to provide information and insights which can address poverty reduction. The project argues that poverty cannot be understood or addressed by focusing on poor individuals or households alone. Rather it needs to be understood as having many intersecting drivers operating at a range of scales, from the individual, to the neighborhood, to the city and beyond. The project therefore sought to understand the dynamic connections between poverty, governance and urban poverty. It positioned food as a powerful lens to understand these connections, by embracing Carolyn Steel's assertion that "in order to understand cities properly, we need to look at them through food". Therefore the central question for the project was "what does the urban food system in three secondary cities in Africa (Kitwe, Zambia; Kisimu, Kenya; and Epworth, Zimbabwe) reveal about the dynamics of urban poverty and its governance?"
This seminar focuses on key empirical findings from the project, which include a reverse value chain analysis of five key food products, spatial mapping of the formal and informal food retail environment, and in-depth household interviews to determine food systems and experiences of food insecurity in Epworth, Zimbabwe. This research coincided with the 'twists and turns' in economic policy instruments set by the government of Zimbabwe (GoZ), which led to food-related protests and civil unrest across most urban localities. Civil unrest primarily centred on food and access thereof and was mostly visible in secondary cities like Epworth that have high prevalence of poverty and food poverty. The 'timely' coincidence of collecting data during such a period in which the GoZ introduced economic instruments that adversely affected the urban food system and household food security, reinforced the positioning that food is a critical entry point for understanding urban poverty, particularly in secondary cities and in shaping a new urban agenda and policy for Zimbabwe.

Chigumira presented findings from the CUP project at the University of Oregon, which raised a number of questions and debate around food issues in zimbabwe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Leibbrandt, Lloyd & Shifa presentation at Southern African Cites Studies Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Shifa presented "Profiling contemporary poverty in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe with a focus on methods and debates in measuring poverty in secondary cities" at the SACS conference in the CUP special session on methodological issues aimed at capacitating current and future researchers to conduct urban research in Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ddt72ar9zv4px.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FinalProgrammeSACSC.pdf
 
Description Lesley Sibanda and Harro von Blottnitz at World Sustainability Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sibanda and von Blottnitz presented food life cycle assessment findings at the 6th World Sustainability Forum in Cape Town (27-28 January 2017). The conference is targeted at different stakeholders (i.e. academics, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, private sector and civil society) working within the sustainability field. The presentation sparked discussion about the project's methodology and the use of a food system as an object of analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-6
 
Description Listeriosis newspaper article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact interview with newspaper about the outbreak of listeriorsis in South Africa and its connections to poverty, and food systems governance. Piece shared multiple times on Twitter and Facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.news24.com/Analysis/why-the-listeriosis-outbreak-is-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-20180308
 
Description Newspaper article - The Conversation - Urban Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article intended to shift discourse on urban food from productionist focus. Over 3000 audience reach, article reposted on All Africa and Econotimes, 73 Tweets and 173 Facebook shares
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/why-urban-agriculture-isnt-a-panacea-for-africas-food-crisis-57680
 
Description Newspaper article - the Conversation - Malnutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article designed to shift discourse on food security from hunger alone to poverty-driven nutrition transition discourses. Published on The Conversation Africa and The Conversation France (in French). French article reached 651 people and republished in Actualité Houssenia Writing with 16 tweets and 12 Facebook shares. English version - 3180 post reach, 127 tweets, 288 Facebook shares, republished on Eye Witness News, Mail and Guardian, All Africa and others
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/whats-driving-sub-saharan-africas-malnutrition-problem-55579
 
Description Newspaper piece on the role of African universities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This article was a write up of a presentation made at the launch conference of the ARUA network (African Research universities Association). The paper sought to highlight the ways in which universities can engage in urban policy, informed by the CUP findings. It generated considerable debate at the conference. As of 1 August 2017 it has been read 1812 times online, republished in various media, used in teaching at UCT and been FB shared 126 times and tweeted 36 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Opiyo - ACC Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Characteristics of the urban food system and food security in Kisumu, Kenya - Paul Opiyo. Conference presentation. Generated comments and questions within session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-detailed_20180...
 
Description Opiyo, P. (2017) Insights into the urban food system of Kisumu, Kenya, Food Security and Value Chains Workshop, Mistra Urban Futures Conference, 13-15 November, Kisumu, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Opiyo, P. (2017) Insights into the urban food system of Kisumu, Kenya, Food Security and Value Chains Workshop, Mistra Urban Futures Conference, 13-15 November, Kisumu, Kenya. Presentation of CUP findings at MISTRA workshop. Shifted discourse from northern centred approaches to urban food issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Parnell - ACC Conference Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact What (global) science-policy futures for African cities? Reporting from the UCL-Nature Sustainability Expert Panel at the African Centre for Cities Conference. Plenary session attended by well over 100 researchers, students and policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-detailed_20180...
 
Description Podcast interview for food blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview discussing food policy in New York and Cape Town with Nevin Cohen (CUNY), lead by Geoff Tansey. Tansey is a well known sustainable food advocate who has a series of interviews with food researchers and activists on his blog site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://geofftansey.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/a-food-tale-of-two-cities-cape-town-and-new-york-grappl...
 
Description Policy video - Formal and informal retailers - making space for both 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video policy brief on food and informal food retail. This far it has been used for teaching and presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu8Wbzs9N0Y
 
Description Presentation - British Academy - Watson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Urban planning and the informal economy: the example of food in Africa -
Innovative informality: business, society and the sustainability in and of the informal economy
British Academy Sustainable Development Programme Creative Kampongs End of project conference
The British Academy 16 March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at public event in Gent, Belgium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event was the public component of a workshop held by the City of Gent to help them think through their food policy response. The public event stimulated discussion and provoked conversation about the validity of the assumption that urban agriculture should be the default urban policy response.

After the talk, I have remained in contact with several of the attendees who have asked for further information on our project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.oikos.be/denktank/evenementen-denktank/zal-stadslandbouw-de-wereld-redden
 
Description Publication of newspaper article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article sparked local debate and reach was increased by reproduction of piece

After publication the author received expressions of interest and a television interview on eNCA (South Africa news channel) followed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://groundup.org.za/article/why-thepriceofbreadmustfall-matters_3421
 
Description Radio interview - SAFM April 2016 - on Urban Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview in response to The Conversation piece on urban agriculture not being the panacea to urban food insecurity in Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://iono.fm/e/281664
 
Description Radio interview on SAFM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact No direct results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Report on battersby's Keynote at Global Food Security conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Write up of Battersby's keynote presentation at Global food security conference. The piece has been republished in an African regional newspaper, thus achieving greater reach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://foodsecurity.ac.za/news/provocative-call-for-hike-in-food-prices/
 
Description SDG Germany - No 2 without 11 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CUP co-hosted a special session at the SDG Germany conference on the need to include food in the urban SDG. The session was attended by international development agency representatives, researchers and activists. The CUP contribution was reflected in the final plenary session of the SDG conference as a whole which was attended by senior German government officials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sdgsgermany.de/en/system/files/documents/sdgsgermany-2016_df-3.pdf
 
Description Sibanda and von Blottnitz Poster presentation at International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sibanda presented "A comparative systems description of maize production in Southern and Eastern Africa" at the 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food, Dublin. The presentation received positive feedback from participants and elicited useful suggestions for future research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://lcafood2016.org/programme/
 
Description Sibanda and von Blottnitz presentation at SSAG Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sibanda presented "Studying food value chins in secondary african cities: The example of fish in Kisumu" at the CUP session at the SSAG conference. For impact see Battersby SSAG Conference entry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ssag.co.za/pdf/Final%20conference%20programme%20for%20SSAG.pdf
 
Description Sibanda, L. & von Blottnitz, H. (2017) The urban end of food value chains in African secondary cities, World Sustaianability Forum, 27-28 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sibanda, L. & von Blottnitz, H. (2017) The urban end of food value chains in African secondary cities, World Sustaianability Forum, 27-28 January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sibanda, Opiyo, von Blottnitz - Fish value chain in Kisumu - RGS Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sibanda presented CUP findings at the RGS conference in Cardiff. No reported outcome or impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sichone presentation at Southern African Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sichone presented "Governing food systems in Kitwe, Zambia" at a CUP special session at the SACS conference aimed at profiling food and poverty linkages in secondary cities in Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ddt72ar9zv4px.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FinalProgrammeSACSC.pdf
 
Description Skinner - Governing Informal Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Skinner presented findings from a review of the role of informal food retail in African cities. This fed into the CUP working paper on this issue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Skinner ACC Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Intersections between the informal economy and a Radical Social Enterprise lens - Caroline Skinner. Conference paper in Session on Radical Social Enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ACC_final_programme-detailed_20180...
 
Description Skinner Hungry Cities Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Caroline Skinner presented on Policy Reflections at the Hungry Cities Conference which focussed on informality and the urban food system, policy practice and inclusive growth. Cape Town February 2016.The session generated discussion and informed the research plans of the Hungry Cities Partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Skinner and Haysom paper at WPHNA Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Skinner and Haysom presented "The informal sector's role in food security: The missing link in policy debates?" at the World Public Health and Nutrition Congress. The Project's stand at the Congress directed interested attendees to CUP's project materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wncapetown2016.com/programme/
 
Description Skinner presentation at the SSAG conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Skinner presented "The informal sector's role in feeding cities - A missing link in policy debates?" at the SSAG conference. for outcomes and impacts see entry under Battersby SSAG Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ssag.co.za/pdf/Final%20conference%20programme%20for%20SSAG.pdf
 
Description Skinner, C and Watson, V (2017) Informality and Urban Planning in Africa, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, 20th Anniversary Research Conference, Harvard University, Boston, 10-12 November, 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 45. Skinner, C and Watson, V (2017) Informality and Urban Planning in Africa, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, 20th Anniversary Research Conference, Harvard University, Boston, 10-12 November, 2017. Achieved outcome of raising presence of food as an object of study and political engagement for researchers and activists working in the informal economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Skinner, C. Infrastructure for the Informal Economy in South Africa - Issues to Consider, Informal Economy Summit, South African Local Government Association, 30 June, Cape Town. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Skinner, C. Infrastructure for the Informal Economy in South Africa - Issues to Consider, Informal Economy Summit, South African Local Government Association, 30 June, Cape Town. Presentation to the Local Government Association attempting to enhance understanding of the functioning, value of and barriers to the informal sector. Generated further networks and anticipate longer term incremental shifts in regulation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Smit - Migration, urbanisation and health in Southern Africa - Interdisciplinary conversations, Johannesburg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Smit spoke about the connections between migration, urbanisation and health from a food and environment perspective
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Smit - United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) - Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Smit's paper place urban food on the urban health agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Smit - Urban Transformations workshop, Brazil 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Smit presented on food environments and health at the Urban Transformations workshop in Rio.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Smit, W. (2017). The food environment and health in African cities: Analysing the linkages and exploring possibilities for improving health and wellbeing. Urban Transformations workshop on "Research and metropolitan health in unequal cities", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22-24 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Smit, W. (2017). The food environment and health in African cities: Analysing the linkages and exploring possibilities for improving health and wellbeing. Urban Transformations workshop on "Research and metropolitan health in unequal cities", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22-24 November. Presentation part of ESRC Urban Transformation Workshop. Connected ESRC urban projects. possibility of joint publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/media/here-4.pdf
 
Description Speaker on IUFN-FNH-UNEP webinar on Food, Climate Change and the City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provoked discussion afterwards and generated contacts

No notable impacts yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iufn.org/en/our-work/think-tank/climate-change-urban-food/
 
Description TV Interview - eNCA on urban food systems planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TV Interview discussing potential urban food systems planning. Battersby contacted by potential researchers following interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCN9nX-FKdU&feature=youtu.be
 
Description TV Interview -eTV on urban food security 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Jeremy Maggs on food insecurity, drought and informal trade. Gareth Haysom received emails and enquiries by potential students as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91lXK9NTiEg
 
Description Tawodzera - Governing informal cities conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Tawodzera's presentation provided important data to support arguments being made about the role of informal food retail in cities. The work provoked methodological discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Tawodzera presentation at SSAG Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tawodzera presented "Tracking basic food stuffs central to household food security in Epworth, Zimbabwe" at the CUP special session of the SSAG. See Battersby presentation at SSAG entry for details on impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ssag.co.za/pdf/Final%20conference%20programme%20for%20SSAG.pdf
 
Description Television interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Television interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gareth Haysom was interviewed by Senior Journalist, Jeremy Maggs on eNCA a national and regional news channel in Southern Africa on issues of the urban food economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Nature of Cities Blog Roundtable event - Battersby 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog roundtable contribution on urban agriculture contribution to sustainability. Jane Battersby's contribution elicited several responses on the comments section and sparked email conversations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/06/30/urban-agriculture-has-many-benefits-is-one-of-them-a-co...
 
Description The Nature of Cities Roundtable on Urban Agriculture - Chigumira & Mbengo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog roundtable on urban agriculture's contribution to urban sustainability. Chigumira and Mbengo's contribution was critically reflected on within the UCT urban food security course's final exam in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/06/30/urban-agriculture-has-many-benefits-is-one-of-them-a-co...
 
Description Toriro presentation at SSAG Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Toriro presented "Food governance in Harare: The law vs practice" at the CUP special session of the SSAG Conference. For impact see entry under Battersby presentation at SSAG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ssag.co.za/pdf/Final%20conference%20programme%20for%20SSAG.pdf
 
Description UN Habitat FAO Expert Panel group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Watson was invited to be a part of an Expert Panel meeting hosted by FAO and UN Habitat in New York City in May, which looked into embedding food into urban planning as part of the New Urban Agenda. Conclusions from this meeting were fed into the drafts and final version of the New Urban Agenda document finalised at Habitat III in Quito in October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://consumingurbanpoverty.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/cups-response-to-the-new-urban-agenda-contrib...
 
Description UNEP IUFN Food and Climate video - Battersby 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Building on Battersby's contribution to the IUFN UNEP urban food and climate change dialogue, the following video and position paper (http://www.unep.org/resourceefficiency/Portals/24147/documents/CCUF_PolicyPerspectivesPaper_VERSION_GB.pdf) was released drawing on Battersby's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoBhghBVGhA&feature=youtu.be
 
Description University seminar on CUP project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Extensive discussion afterwards involving researchers, academics and students.

The ACDI requested a further presentation at the point where field-work findings have been assembled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://acdi.uct.ac.za/events/dr-jane-battersby-lennard-talks-working-towards-resilient-urban-food-sy...
 
Description Urban Transformations Blog Piece on Tablets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog piece reflecting on the impact of the project's use of tablets as a means to collect data. On the basis of this, we are getting the "junior researchers" in the partner cities to write a reflective piece for Area journal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/blog/2016/developing-innovative-research-in-urban-food-secu...
 
Description Video policy brief = How local is the local food system 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video policy brief on how local is the local food system. Thus far it has been used in teaching and presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gjRQf2etbA
 
Description Wagah presentation at Southern African Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Wagah presented "Governing food systems to alleviate poverty in Secondary cities in Africa: The case of Kisumu, Kenya" at a CUP special session at the SACS conference aimed at profiling food and poverty linkages in secondary cities in Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ddt72ar9zv4px.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FinalProgrammeSACSC.pdf
 
Description Watson Blog post Challenging the myth of planning for city-regions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Watson published an article "Challenging the myth of planning for city-regions" on the site of the free online course:

Development and Planning in African Cities: Exploring theories, policies and practices from Sierra Leone UCL (University College London).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/african-cities/1/steps/407013
 
Description World Bank Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Battersby was invited to attend a small working group at the World Bank offices in Washington DC in Sept 2018 to work on the zero draft of the Bank's publication on urban food governance. This report will shape World Bank engagement in urban food policy and funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description World Food Day Event 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact CUP co-hosted, and the related other African Centre for Cities food project (Hungry Cities Partnership), co-hosted with the UWC Centre of Excellence in Food Security the Annual World Food Day event, attended by representatives from local, provincial and national government, researchers, and civil society organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2016-10-24-health-e-news-fighting-for-food-as-costs-soar/#.W...
 
Description battersby Nature sustainability blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact battersby wrote a blog piece for the Behind the Paper section of Nature Sustainability on the need for urban planning to be a part of african food security programming. no sense of impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sustainabilitycommunity.nature.com/channels/1385-behind-the-paper/posts/33323-urban-planning...
 
Description haysom - Food Water energy nexus - and scale - IARU GSP Sustainable Water Management in Africa - Cape Town 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Haysom argued for a different approach in addressing water and food issues in Africa. Questions raised by audience and reports of discomfort with critique of dominant framing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description haysom Cirolia Africa's urban trends Pinsent Masons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact haysom and cirolia presented on urban trends in africa, with a focus on informality and food. This talk influenced key funders and policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description haysom Impact Initiative Vlog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact At the 'Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty' Conference in India on the 3-5 December, participants shared their impact stories. Here is Gareth Haysom, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, sharing impact from his work 'Governing food systems to alleviate poverty in secondary cities in Africa'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKE_GkXkPgk
 
Description haysom et al - Food, food security, cities, value chains = MISTRA Conference Cape Town 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presenters from provincial government, academia around the world - Provoked discussion on the nature of food systems and food justice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description toriro presentation at Hungry Cities conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Toriro presented at hungry cities conference on harare's informal food economy. Feedback from this session helped highlight questions about the governance of informality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016