Urban Food Futures

With some of the fastest growing cities in the world, Africa faces multiple and interrelated challenges in achieving food and nutrition security, as well as decent livelihoods for all. These include an accelerated climate crisis, population growth, rising rural-urban migration, extensive and largely unregulated urbanization, deepening economic inequality, and the exclusion of large segments of the population from governance structures.

Urban Food Futures is a transdisciplinary action-research programme conducted in cooperation with TMG’s partners from academia and civil society. With hubs in Nairobi, Kenya, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Cape Town, South Africa our research is focused on informal settlements and low-income urban neighbourhoods that are largely locked out of formal service provision and governance structures. With informality as the connecting thread, we explore pathways to transform food systems and achieve the right to food for all.