Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

How the urban poor define and measure food security in Cambodia and Nepal

Urban food security, or its lack, is attracting growing interest in global policy debates. Glaringly missing in these conversations, however, are the voices of the urban poor. To fill this … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 August 2019 · Leave a comment

Food safety and nutrition for low-income urbanites

Equitable access to healthy food is a critical challenge in urban Asia. Food safety governance promotes modern supermarkets over more traditional markets, but supermarkets are associated with unequal access to … Continue reading

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 · Leave a comment

Public policies for food sovereignty

Food sovereignty is based on the right of peoples to define their own food system and to develop policies on how food is produced, distributed and consumed. It is above … Continue reading

Friday, 5 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

This paper considers how urban policy processes might be leveraged to contribute to the realisation of food sovereignty, “understood as the right of peoples to define their own food and … Continue reading

Friday, 1 March 2019 · Leave a comment

The Intersection of Planning, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice

We draw on a multidisciplinary body of research to consider how planning for urban agriculture can foster food justice by benefitting socioeconomically disadvantaged residents. The potential social benefits of urban … Continue reading

Friday, 9 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City

This book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can allow breathing space for … Continue reading

Friday, 28 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Improving the Nutritional Quality of Food Markets through the Informal Sector

Policy approaches aiming to suppress the informal sector are generally ineffective; in some cases, they can actually decrease the quality and safety of food. Similarly, food and nutrition policies that … Continue reading

Friday, 12 February 2016 · Leave a comment

The global burden of foodborne diseases

The report presents the first WHO global and regional estimates of the burden of foodborne diseases. The large disease burden from food highlights the importance of food safety, particularly in … Continue reading

Friday, 11 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Cities, Violence and Order

A series of blogs that explores what the challenges of security provision in cities might look like in 2040; and how development policy and practice might preemptively respond to these challenges … Continue reading

Sunday, 25 October 2015 · Leave a comment