Dick Foeken

Dick Foeken retired in 2014. He is currently affiliated to the African Studies Centre as an honorary researcher. Foeken is a human geographer and he conducted research on urban poverty, urban water supply and urban agriculture in Africa. He was mainly involved in five projects: ‘Water sector reforms and Interventions in Urban Kenya: the impact on the livelihood of the poor’, ‘School farming and school feeding in Nakuru, Kenya’ (as part of the ‘Nakuru Urban Agriculture Project’), ‘Gender aspects of urban agriculture in Eldoret, Kenya’, ‘Food security and the African city: clustering metropolitan food chains’ and 'Living on the Edge: best practices for integrated (bird and) biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement interventions in West Africa’s Sahel region, with a focus on its drylands’. For this project on biodiversity he currently supervises a PhD student.