Informal food vendors and their role in the food and nutrition security of low-income workers in Bandung City, Indonesia

This research is part of a process of evidence generation to help protect and improve the food systems of the urban poor in the city of Bandung, in a period of rapid urbanisation and modernisation. It focuses on the role of street food vendors and informal food providers, who have a contested place in the city’s growth. The research set out to better understand: (1) the place of street and informal vending in the city’s food system; and specifically (2) the role of different food outlets in the food and nutrition security of (mainly migrant) low-income female workers in Bandung’s factory area. It was conducted by the Centre for Sustainable Food Studies (CSFS) of Padjadjaran University, in collaboration with IIED and Hivos.