Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions, Poverty Dynamics, Nutrition
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
Eastern and Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Beyond the silence: How can we create healthier food choices for people in Bulawayo townships?
Millets and sorghum, Hyperinflation, Diversifying human diets, Nutritious Foods, Poverty Dynamics, UN Habitat
Eastern & Southern Africa Program
Dr Sabine Homann - Kee Tui
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.
01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 11-Sustainable_Cities_and_Communities, 15-Life_On_Land