Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Africa : Proceedings of a Workshop, Netanya, Israel, 23-27 June 1996 book cover
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Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Africa
Proceedings of a Workshop, Netanya, Israel, 23-27 June 1996

ISBN 9781138351943
Published December 21, 2020 by Routledge
352 Pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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