HCP researches COVID-19
and food security

June 17, 2021 | By More

AFSUN sister project The Hungry Cities Partnership – a multi-country project examining food security challenges in major cities, directed by Professor Jonathan Crush – is studying the impact of COVID-19 on food security through its project – Assessing and Mitigating the Food Security Consequences of COVID-19 in China.

The HCP survey employed the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) and Household Food Insecurity Access Prevalence (HFIAP) typology to evaluate the food insecurity condition of households in Nanjing and Wuhan during the lockdown.

In this video, project co-investigator Zhenzhong Si and Jonathan Crush analyze the results of the survey, which found a sharp increase in overall food insecurity but very different experiences and outcomes in the two Chinese cities.

The HCP research team at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and Nanjing University was awarded a CIHR-led Operating Grant under the Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity for this work.

Si has been widely interviewed on Chinese wet markets.

Prof Crush took part in the webinar on COVID-19 and the Global South as part of the Global Insights Series at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He commented on the impact of the pandemic on remittances and food security, the consequences for the informal sector of lockdowns, the response of civil society organizations to the pandemic, and the likely effects of reductions in official development assistance on food and nutrition security.

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