Saturday, May 20, 2017

Informal Food Markets Under Attack in Africa’s Growing Cities

Informal Food Markets Under Attack in Africa’s Growing Cities

     Informal markets and street vendors play a critical role in providing food and income in many African cities. But draconian, and often violent, enforcement of laws deeming informal activity illegal threatens food and economic security. IFPRI senior research fellow Danielle Resnick suggests that rather than shutting down informal markets, which often leads to violent conflict, governments should work with vendors to improve food safety and meet the demand of ballooning urban populations. Read more.