Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental by Luc J. A. Mougeot

By Luc J. A. Mougeot

* First ever number of findings in regards to the proliferation of city agriculture written by way of the world's top authority within the box* city agriculture feeds countless numbers of hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe and is a speedily rising factor in city and improvement reports* available, jargon-free type, making it perfect for policymakers, urban managers, scholars, and normal readersUrban agriculture is an more and more well known perform in towns world wide, and a sustainable destiny for it's serious, in particular for the city bad of the constructing international. This publication provides the 1st findings of unique box study initiatives funded via IDRC's AGROPOLIS overseas Graduate learn Awards on city Agriculture. nations studied comprise Cuba, Argentina, Botswana, France, the united kingdom, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Tunisia. jointly, those reviews learn concrete suggestions to raised combine "city farming" into the city panorama.

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However, at the time of writing, certain governmental agencies were seen to be making progress in trying to mend some of these differences. The Rosario case study and the Tunis–Paris comparative study demonstrate the importance of national decentralization policies and participatory local governance to integrate UA into robust urban and peri-urban management frameworks. In Rosario, Argentina, an inclusive approach involved a national public programme for food production in urban and rural areas, various units of municipal government and several poor urban communities.

This represents two-thirds of all households surveyed, including those that did not have first-generation migrants living in them (that is, all members were born in Windhoek – 14 per cent of the sample). Even more significant is the fact that about 58 per cent of the households reported being sent food two to six times a year. 3). 3 Types of food people report receiving from the rural areas (2000) % n Pearl millet (mahangu) 150 42 Other cereals 13 4 Meat and fish 31 9 Commercial foods 14 4 Wild foods 147 41 Total 355 100 Note: multiple responses were possible, accounting for total exceeding number of respondents.

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