P195
Food Markets in rural-urban Africa

Convenors:
Lena Bloemertz
Cherie Enns (University of the Fraser Valley/Ardhi University)
Alex Awiti (Aga Khan University)
Stream:
Panels
Location:
RH0S1
Start time:
30 June, 2017 at 14:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel invites papers that are looking at food markets in urban areas and their relation to the wider food systems.

Long abstract:

African urban centres are increasingly influencing regional food systems as they are not only concentrating and consuming food resources from the rural areas around, but often are also increasingly demanding and relying on (global) supply chains to meet their food requirements. The aim of this panel is to bring together multiple perspectives on informal and formal food markets in urban areas and their relation to the wider food systems. We do not only want to focus on the big urban markets, but are targeting the diverse places where food is traded and exchanged and are open to all different perspectives from social anthropological, geographical to economic and ecological.