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Title: African urban harvest : agriculture in the cities of Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
Authors: Prain, Gordon
Karanja, Nancy
See-Smith, Diana
Keywords: URBAN AGRICULTURE
INCOME GENERATION
FOOD SECURITY
URBAN POLICY
URBAN PLANNING
CAMEROON
KENYA
UGANDA
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: IDRC, Ottawa, ON, CA
Abstract: Over the past two decades, how has urban agriculture changed in sub-Saharan Africa? Is city farming now better integrated into environmental management and city governance? And, looking ahead, how might urban agriculture address the needs of the low-income households and modernizing cities of Africa? In this book, leading specialists in the fields of urban agriculture and urban environment present a unique collection of case studies that examines the growing role of local food production in urban livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. Amongst many issues, the authors probe the changing role of urban agriculture, the risks and benefits of crop–livestock systems, and the opportunities for making locally produced food more easily available and more profitable. Concluding chapters reflect on the policy and governance implications of greater integration of urban natural resources and the built environment, an expanded role for urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and the crucial role of women in urban food systems. African Urban Harvest will be of interest to decision-makers, development professionals, researchers, academics, and students and educators in urban planning, development studies, African studies, and environmental studies.
Description: Co-published with Springer and the International Potato Center (CIP)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45136
ISBN: 978-1-55250-492-5
978-1-4419-6571-4
Project Number: 104405
Project Title: Urban Agriculture in East and Central Africa 20 Years On : Case Study Results from Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
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