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Agriculture in urban planning : Generating livelihoods and food security

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Agriculture in urban planning : Generating livelihoods and food security


Redwood Mark, CRDI, villes du Sud, agriculture urbaine, paysage urbain, production alimentaire, sécurité alimentaire, écologie, population urbaine, ville viable


Abstract from the publisher :
This volume, by researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanizing global South, the book examines the contribution of urban agriculture and city farming to livelihoods and food security.

Case studies cover food production diversification for robust and secure food provision; the socio-economic and agronomic aspects of urban composting; urban agriculture as a viable livelihood strategy; strategies for integrating city farming into urban landscapes; and the complex social-ecological networks of urban agriculture. Other case studies look at public health aspects including the impact of pesticides, micro-biological risks, pollution and water contamination on food production and people.

Ultimately the book calls on city farmers, politicians, environmentalists, and regulatory bodies to work together to improve the long-term sustainability of urban farming as a major, secure source of food and employment for urban populations.
Contents :
Introduction - Mark Redwood
1. Household Food Security Among Urban Farmers in Nairobi, Kenya - Eunice Wambui Njogu
2. Urban Compost: A Socio-economic and Agronomic Evaluation in Kumasi, Ghana - Nikita S. Eriksen-Hamel and George Danso
3. Urban Agriculture as a Livelihood Strategy in Lima, Peru - Luis Maldonado Villavicencio
4. The Social and Economic Implications of Urban Agriculture on Food Security in Harare, Zimbabwe - Charity Mutonodzo
5. Urban Agriculture and Food Security in Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi - David Dalison Mkwambisi
6. An Analysis of the Quality of Wastewater Used to Irrigate Vegetables in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana - Philip Amoah
7. Water Contamination and its Impact on Vegetable Production in the Rı´mac River, Peru - Henry Juarez
8. Wastewater Use and Urban Agriculture in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Kifuani Kia Mayeko
9. The Health Impacts of Farming on Producers in Rosario, Argentina - Patricia Silvia Propersi
10. Using Participatory Education and Action Research for Health Risk Reduction Amongst Farmers in Dakar, Senegal - Nita Chaudhuri
11. Complex Ecologies and City Spaces: Social–Ecological Networks of Urban Agriculture - Laura J. Shillington
12. Urban Agriculture and Physical Planning: A Case Study of Zaria, Nigeria - Chuo Adamu Nsangu
13. Conclusion - Mark Redwood
  Mark Redwood is a Senior Program Officer at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and an expert on urban agriculture.  


Mark Redwood