Mapping the invisible : the informal food economy of Cape Town, South Africa / Jane Battersby, Maya Marshak and Ncedo Mngqibisa.

Author
Battersby, Jane, 1975- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Cape Town, South Africa : African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN) ; Waterloo [Ontario] : Balsillie School of International Affairs, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description
38 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Summary note
This report argues that it is essential to understand the dynamics of the informal food retail sector because of its vital role in ensuring greater access to food by the urban poor. Existing policy frameworks to address food security and to govern the informal sector tend to neglect informal retail in the food system. As a result, the sector is poorly understood. The report therefore attempts to identify the characteristics of the sector that impact on its ability to address the food needs of the neighbourhoods in which the businesses are located. Although the research is focused on Cape Town, the findings are of broader relevance.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-38).
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Methodology -- 3. Informal food and household food security -- 4. The informal retail environment -- 5. Business strategies of informal food vendors -- 6. Business challenges in the informal food economy -- 7. Policies towards informal food retail -- 8. Policy recommendations.
ISBN
  • 9781920597207 ((paperback))
  • 1920597204 ((paperback))
OCLC
982130213
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