1st Edition

The Social, Political and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture

Edited By

Luc J. A. Mougeot

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ISBN 9781844072316
Published July 1, 2005 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide. A sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world. This book presents the first findings of original field research projects funded by IDRC's AGROPOLIS International Graduate Research Awards on Urban Agriculture. Countries studied include Argentina, Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, France,Togo,Tunisia, the UK and Zimbabwe.Together, these studies examine concrete strategies to better integrate 'city farming' into the urban landscape.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Survival of the Poorest: Migration and Food Security in Namibia * The Pest-control System in the Market Gardens of Lom , Togo * Determinants of Urban Livestock Adoption in the 'Zone Dense' of Khorogo, C te d'Ivoire: A Tobit Approach * Exploring the Gender Dimensions of Urban Open-space Cultivation in Harare, Zimbabwe * Gender, Commercial Urban Agriculture and Urban Food Supply in Greater Gaborone, Botswana * Moving between the Plan and the Ground: Shifting Perspectives on Urban Agriculture in Havana, Cuba * Urban Agriculture and Local Sustainable Development in Rosario, Argentina: Integration of Economic, Social, Technical and Environmental Variables * Agri-urban Development from a Land-use Planning Perspective: The Saclay Plateau (France) and the Sijoumi Plain (Tunisia) * Assessing Benefits from Allotments as a Component of Urban Agriculture in England * Neglected Issues on Form and Substance of Research on Urban Agriculture *

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Luc J A Mougeot is Senior Program Specialist at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he initiated the Cities Feeding People initiative in 1997.