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Urban Food Security in Kisumu in light of COVID19

ABSTRACT

This policy brief is informed by the findings of two research projects done in Kisumu over the last four years: 1) the ESRC/DfID-funded ‘Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa’ (Branded Consuming Urban Poverty); and 2) the IDRC-funded ‘Urban Food Systems Governance for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention in Africa’ (Branded Nourishing Spaces). The two projects generated data on urban food security and food systems governance. COVID19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on some of the issues raised by the four years of food systems research in Kisumu, including pre-existing high food insecurity, disrupted food system, vulnerability due to inadequate infrastructure, and increasing NCDs co-morbidities.

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