Inequality in food security - projects

Exploring food system transformations in rapidly changing African cities (Food4Cities)

The aim of this project is to promote sustainable and nutrition-secure city food systems. We will use two case studies (Cape Town, South Africa and Kampala, Uganda) to develop and test planning tools for enhancing city food and nutrition security.

Linking Spatial Planning to Agribusiness and Public Policy Development in Greater Western Kenya (SPADE)

The project builds on ongoing research in Kenya on “sustainable livelihood improvement through innovative agricultural practices” (ASALI project) implemented by VU Amsterdam in collaboration with Moi University and South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU)

Water Harvesting Technologies revisited: Potentials for Innovations, Improvements and Upscaling in Sub-Saharan Africa (WHaTeR)

The WHaTeR project aimed to contribute to the development of appropriate water harvesting techniques (WHTs) that are sustainable under current and future dynamic global and regional pressure, strengthen rainfed agriculture, improve rural livelihood and increase food production and security in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A Sustainable Approach to Livelihood Improvement (ASALI)

The project’s overall aim is to contribute through research and education to the development of sustainable and innovative methods of livelihood improvement for local communities. The focus hereby is on disadvantaged groups such as small-scale farmers, women and youth in the vicinity of the partner universities in western and south-eastern Kenya

Spatial assessment of poverty and food security in Mozambique

The project provides training and research collaboration for the research department of the Ministry of Economics and Finance and its partner institutes regarding the spatial assessment of poverty and food security.

Financial and health diaries in Nigeria and Kenya

How do low-income families in Nigeria and Kenya manage their money, decide on consumption and deal with health issues?

Improving resilience of the inland fisher communities and aquatic systems to overfishing and water resource degradation in Benin

The project explores the vulnerability of the coastal inland fishing sector to increasing pressures on water resources caused by a mounting population, pollution from urban areas and changing climatic conditions