An informal vendor selling fresh produce in Masiphumelele.

From lifestyle disease to food systems disease

Obesity among children in South Africa has increased from approximately 1 in 20 children in 2005, to  1 in 8 children in 2015. If we continue on this trajectory, it is estimated that at least 3 in 5 children will be obese by 2030. These were some of the shocking figures shared by Prof Rina […]

Masiphumelele for The Nourishing Child Project/African Centre for Cities UCT

New project investigates the double burden of malnutrition in South Africa

Gareth Haysom, Jane Battersby

Building on ACC’s continued work on urban food systems through projects such as The Hungry Cities Partnership, Consuming Urban Poverty, and Nourishing Spaces, The Nourished Child project explores the double burden of malnutrition in urban settings in the Western Cape, South Africa. The new project, funded by the UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Collective […]

LAUNCH: 2020 Global Nutrition Report

Jane Battersby

The Global Nutrition Report, released on 12 May 2020, calls on governments, businesses and civil society to step up efforts to address malnutrition in all its forms and tackle injustices in food and health systems. (more…)

Global Nutrition Report 2018

Jane Battersby

The Global Nutrition Report 2018 was recently released. This report was produced by the Independent Expert Group, of which African Centre for Cities senior researcher Dr Jane Battersby is a member, supported by the Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group and the Secretariat at Development Initiatives. Malnutrition is a universal issue holding back development with unacceptable […]

Jane Battersby joins Global Nutrition Report’s group experts

Jane Battersby

ACC’s Jane Battersby is among the new members of the Global Nutrition Report‘s Independent Expert Group (IEG). The IEG members were selected to bring the right mix of expertise and fresh perspectives to the Global Nurtrition Report in 2018 and beyond. The IEG as a whole represents individual members’ expertise in research, programming, data and […]