Published in 1999, this work sets out to assess the potential of urban and peri-urban agriculture for generating income and for improving food supply for the growing urban population in Africa. It considers both full-time small-holder farmers and part-timers, who hold land under various tenurial conditions. Since the book is a collection of papers based on field studies, it contains a wide range of approaches, methods of investigation, and scientific findings.
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Part I. Field Studies From Eastern And Southern Africa. 1. Urban Agriculture in Harare: Socio-Economic Dimensions of a Survival Strategy 2. Vegetable Production in the Maseru Urban Area: The Past, the Present and the Future. 3. Commercial Horticulture by Kenyan Smallholders 4. The STOAS Mutual Fitting Approach - Developing Horticultural Gardens in Cities: The Dar-es-Salaam Project 5.Urban Agriculture, Production and Marketing: The Tanzania Experiance 6. Trade in African Rural Development: The Case of Zimbabwe Part II: The Jos (Nigeria) Peri-Urban Studies 7. Economic Characteristics of Dry Season Gardening: The Jos-Bukuru Example 8. Woman's Participation in Small-Scale Irrigation Farming in Jos-Bukuru Area, Nigeria 9. The Use of Satellite Imagery for Assessing Land Use and Water Potential in the Jos-Bukuru Area 19. Small-Scale Gardening in the Jos Region, Nigeria: Partial Findings 11. On-Farm Demonstration, Training and Advice: Gardening Improvement Activities in Korot, Nigeria Part III: Access to Resouces And Inputs: Capital, Technology and Infrastructure 12. Accelerating Technology Transfer by Means of ATTA (Advanced Technologies in Traditional Agriculture) 13. Katheka Revisited: Urban Agriculture, Participation and the Challenge of Intensified Resource Utilization 14. Credit for Small-Scale Producers: African Options Part IV: Theoretical Issues, Approaches to Development and Policy Considerations 15. Drought Mitigation Policies: Waste Water Use, Energy and Food Provision in Urban and Peri-Urban Africa 16. Conceptual Evaluation of Urban and Peri-Urban Production of Fruits and Vegetables in Developing Countries 17. Urban Agriculture in Southern and Eastern Africa: Policy Questions and Challenges 18. The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Agricultural Development 19. Three Israeli Approaches to Development Projects in Africa (Abstracts) 20. Summary of the Open Discussions during the Netanya Workshop (June 23-27, 1996) and Concluding Remarks
Leo M. van den Berg
Hyacinth I. Ajaegbu