Jane Battersby

Jane Battersby is a senior researcher at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and is the research coordinator of the ESRC/DFID-funded Consuming Urban Poverty, which focuses on governing food systems to alleviate poverty in secondary cities in Africa. Jane’s research for the last 10 years has focussed on urban food security and urban food systems in Africa. Her work seeks to interrogate the construction of food security theory in Northern and Southern research context. It also examines the drivers of urban development and change in African cities through the lens of food.