Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /var/sites/p/periurbansustainability.org/public_html/index.php on line 141
Peri Urban Sustainability

On The Edge

A Steps Centre Project

Academic Papers
in Agriculture, Sustainability, Policy, Survival, Moving Forward

Cities Farming for the Future: Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities

Urban agriculture is the growing of plants and the raising of animals for food and other uses, and related processing and marketing activities, within and around cities and towns. In the past few years, it has received increasing attention from development organizations and national and local authorities in developing countries. With its multiple functions, urban agriculture plays an important role in urban poverty alleviation and social inclusion, urban food security, urban waste management, and urban greening. Since 1999, partners of the International Network on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF Foundation) have been playing a crucial role in improving access to information on urban agriculture and in enhancing the capacities of local authorities, NGOs, farmer organizations, and other stakeholders regarding local participatory diagnosis and strategic action planning on urban agriculture. This book presents the state of the art in the development of sustainable urban agriculture, and will be primarily of interest to municipal authorities, NGOs, community-based organizations, governmental organizations, and other stakeholders and development practitioners in urban agriculture.

Author(s): René van Veenhuizen (ED)

Organisation: IIRR/RUAF/IDRC

Date: 2006

Leave a comment

Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Your comments

    There are not yet any comments on this resource. Why not add one?

ABOUT THE THEMES:

The resources in this website are organised into four themes.

Visit About This Project to find out more.

» Back to previous search:Grey Literature, Academic Papers, Films & Multimedia, News & Media, Contacts & Links, Photos
themed Sustainability, Policy, Survival, Moving Forward