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Beyond the silence: How can we create healthier food choices for people in Bulawayo townships? 

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17878

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions, Poverty Dynamics, Nutrition

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Zimbabwe

Global Date

21/Nov/2019

Title

Beyond the silence: How can we create healthier food choices for people in Bulawayo townships?

Keywords

Millets and sorghum, Hyperinflation, Diversifying human diets, Nutritious Foods, Poverty Dynamics, UN Habitat

Language

English

New

Eastern & Southern Africa Program

Size of PDF

497 kB

Author/Key contact

Dr Sabine Homann - Kee Tui

Story Source

https://www.icrisat.org/beyond-the-silence-how-can-we-create-healthier-food-choices-for-people-in-bulawayo-townships/

Story Published Date

21/Nov/2019

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/beyond-the-silence-how-can-we-create-healthier-food-choices-for-people-in-bulawayo-townships/

Description

The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN Habitat) projects that by 2050 about 60% of Africans will live in cities. Providing urban populations with safe, nutritious foods, therefore, is a growing burden for many city administrations. In Zimbabwe, urban poverty has huge negative impacts on nutrition: One-third of all children under the age of five suffer moderate or severe stunting; half of these children live in urban areas (FNC, 2019). The cities have been crippled by unemployment, and Zimbabweans emigrate in search of greater prosperity elsewhere (IOM report 2018). So far, the response to food crises has generally focused on rural communities, leaving underprivileged populations in cities to fend for themselves.

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 11-Sustainable_Cities_and_Communities, 15-Life_On_Land

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