Feeding Africa's growing cities into the 21st century: the potential of urban agriculture

Binns, Tony and Lynch, Kenneth (1998) Feeding Africa's growing cities into the 21st century: the potential of urban agriculture. Journal of International Development, 10 (6). pp. 777-793. ISSN 099-1328

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Abstract

Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing more rapidly than any other part of the world and there is an escalating demand for fresh foodstuffs from the urban population. The growing of crops in and around towns and cities is frequently a widespread and long-established activity, yet a greater understanding is needed of the patterns and processes involved. From a survey of literature and detailed empirical evidence from Kano and Dar es Salaam, this paper presents a framework for analyzing urban agriculture and proposes a number of policy recommendations which could possibly enhance its future sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food Security, urban agriculture, Kano, Nigeria, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S589.75 Agriculture and the environment
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Kenny Lynch
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 17:56
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 04:26
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3127

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