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Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa

Growing Greener Cities. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report draws the attention of policymakers to urban and peri-urban horticulture (UPH), and how it can help to grow greener cities in Africa. Based on an Africa-wide survey and on case studies prepared by national experts, the report reviews the current state of UPH in countries across the continent, from Algeria to Zambia, and in cities from Nairobi to Dakar. It presents major findings, detailed profiles of urban and peri-urban horticulture in 22 countries and recommendations for the development of market gardens to serve Africa's rapidly growing urban population. Issues such as access to water and sanitation or irrigation practices are covered in the report.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Algeria, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mozambique , Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania (United Republic of), Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Food security, Green economy, Livelihoods, Markets, Public policy, Urban areas, Urbanization, Wastewater
  • Main target audience: Agriculture sector, Land-use planners, Local governments, Policy makers, Project planners, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Survey results
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