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Invitation for papers for proposed Special Issue of ‘Geographical Research’: Food and nutrition insecurity in the Global South: Geographical perspectives


In consultation with the editors of ‘Geographical Research’, we are proposing a Special Issue titled: Food and nutrition insecurity in the Global South: Geographical perspectives. This will be edited by Bill Pritchard (University of Sydney), Heather Mackay (Umeĺ University, Sweden) and Christopher Turner (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK). The purpose of this Special Issue is to showcase important recent work being done by geographers, often in collaboration with researchers from cognate disciplines, in documenting and analysing patterns of food and nutrition insecurity within populations of the Global South.  Its impetus comes from the proliferation of large-scale multi-disciplinary projects on this topic over recent years, in which geographers have often made important, though not always fully heralded, contributions. Researchers with backgrounds in nutrition policy, agricultural science and agricultural economics frequently take lead roles in projects, with outputs often tending to be published in journals from those fields. Through this Special Issue, geographical inputs, methods and analytical perspectives will be put in centre-stage.   


We invite geographers to submit paper proposals for this Special Issue. Our preference is for papers that report findings from large-scale survey or GIS analysis, or papers in which geographers comment on their role within multi-disciplinary teams. Of course, all papers go through usual refereeing requirements for publication. For more information, please contact bill.pritchard@sydney.edu.au before the end of November 2015.




Bill Pritchard

Associate Professor in Geography

School of Geosciences, University of Sydney

+61 2 9351 3309

Chair, Food, People & the Planet node, Sydney Environment Institute


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