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Why brutalising food vendors hits Africa’s growing cities where it hurts (The Conversation)

Apr 28, 2017

Danielle Resnick, senior research fellow, authored an op-ed in The Conversation about informal food markets in Africa. Informal markets and street vendors play a critical role in many African cities. In a study of 11 African cities, 70 percent of households regularly purchase their food from informal markets. The article suggests that rather than shutting down informal markets, which often lead to violent conflict, governments should work with vendors to improve food safety and meet the demand of increasing urbanization.