African Urban Harvest
Over the past two decades, how has urban agriculture changed in sub-Saharan
African? Is city farming now better integrated into environmental management
and city governance? And, looking ahead, how might urban agriculture address
the needs of the low-income households and modernizing cities of Africa?
In this book, leading specialists in the fi eld of urban agriculture and urban
environment present a unique collection of case studies that examines the
growing role of local food production in urban livelihoods in sub- Saharan
Africa. Amongst many issues, the authors probe the changing role of urban
agriculture, the risks and benefi ts of crops-livestock systems, and the opportunities
for making locally produced food more easily available and more profi table.
Concluding chapters refl ect on the policy and governance implications of greater
integration of urban natural resources and the built environment, an expanded
role for urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and crucial role of women in
urban food systems.
African Urban Harvest will be of interest to decision-makers, development
professionals, researchers, academics, and studies and educators in urban
planning, development studies, African studies, and environmental studies.
Contents: The Institutional and Regional Context; Urban Agriculture in Africa:
What Has Been Learned? Part I Cameroon; Urban Farming Systems in Yaounde
- Building a Mosaic; Crop-Livestock Integration in the Urban Farming Systems
of Yaounde; Institutional Development of Urban Agriculture-An Ongoing History
of Yaounde; Part II Uganda; Changing Trends in Urban Agriculture in Kampala;
Can Schools be Agents of Urban Agriculture Extension and Seed Production?;
Identifying Market Opportunities for Urban and Peri-Urban Farmers in Kampala;
Health Impact Assessment of Urban Agriculture in Kampala; Part III Kenya;
Recycling Nutrients from Organic Wastes in Kenya's Capital City; Crop-Livestock-
Waste Interactions in Nakuru's Urban Agriculture; Benefi ts and Selected Health
Risks of Urban Dairy Production in Nakuru, Kenya; Urban Agroforestry Products
in Kisumu, Kenya: A Rapid Market Assessment; Part IV Urban Agriculture and
Institutional Change; IDRC and Its Partners in Sub-Saharan Africa 2000-2008; The
Contribution of Research-Development Partnerships to Building Urban Agriculture
Policy; Acronyms; Index