ABSTRACT

This volume, by graduate 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. 

Published with IDRC

chapter |20 pages

Introduction

ByMark Redwood

chapter 1|14 pages

Household Food Security Among Urban Farmers in Nairobi, Kenya

ByEunice Wambui Njogu

chapter 2|14 pages

Urban Compost: A Socio-economic and Agronomic Evaluation in Kumasi, Ghana

ByNikita S. Eriksen-Hamel, George Danso

chapter 3|24 pages

Urban Agriculture as a Livelihood Strategy in Lima, Peru

ByLuis Maldonado Villavicencio

chapter 5|14 pages

Urban Agriculture and Food Security in Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi

ByDavid Dalison Mkwambisi

chapter |1 pages

Key Concepts

chapter |4 pages

Methods

chapter |9 pages

Results and Discussion

chapter |1 pages

Conclusions and Recommendations

ByAcknowledgements

chapter |1 pages

Acknowledgements

chapter |3 pages

References

chapter |6 pages

Methods

chapter |9 pages

Research Findings and Discussions

chapter |2 pages

Conclusions and Recommendations

ByAcknowledgements

chapter |4 pages

Acknowledgements

chapter |1 pages

Concepts, Objectives and Hypothesis

chapter |3 pages

Methods

chapter |10 pages

Research Findings

chapter |1 pages

Conclusion and Recommendations

ByAcknowledgements

chapter |1 pages

Acknowledgements

chapter |3 pages

References

chapter 9|14 pages

The Health Impacts of Farming on Producers in Rosario, Argentina

ByArgentina Patricia Silvia Propersi

chapter |5 pages

Objectives and Hypothesis

chapter |8 pages

Research Findings

chapter |1 pages

Conclusions

ByAcknowledgements

chapter |3 pages

Acknowledgements

chapter |1 pages

Objectives, Hypotheses and Concepts

chapter |2 pages

Methodology

chapter |7 pages

Research Findings

chapter |1 pages

Conclusion and Recommendations

ByAcknowledgements

chapter |1 pages

Acknowledgements

chapter |3 pages

References

chapter 12|18 pages

Urban Agriculture and Physical Planning: A Case Study of Zaria, Nigeria

ByZaria, Nigeria Chuo Adamu Nsangu

chapter 13|8 pages

Conclusion

ByMark Redwood