IMPACTS OF FINANCIAL, FOOD, AND FUEL CRISIS ON THE URBAN POOR
These are the key summary points of Judy Baker’s report: IMPACTS OF FINANCIAL, FOOD, AND FUEL CRISIS ON THE URBAN POOR
- The urban poor are particularly vulnerable in times of crisis due to their heavy reliance on the cash economy, job losses and wage reductions in urban based industries, and no agricultural production to fall back on.
Prioritizing investments in cities can help to mitigate impacts in the short run and reduce risks in the future.
Well targeted safety nets, workfare programs, and urban agriculture can play an important role in cushioning the impacts for the urban poor during difficult times.”
This is a nice 4 pager, but it does seem strange that given the focus on food prices there is nothing on how the poor navigate the food system.
University of Cape Town