Demonstrating and promoting the benefits of Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture research

Cities Farming for the Future - Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities

Urban agriculture is the growing of plants and the raising of animals for food and other uses, and related processing and marketing activities, within and around cities and towns. Urban agriculture has received increased attention in the past few years from development organisations and national and local authorities in developing countries. With its multiple functions, urban agriculture plays an important role in urban poverty alleviation and social inclusion, urban food security, urban waste management and urban greening.


Publisher: RUAF Foundation, IDRC and IIRR (2006)

Author: Edited by René van Veenhuizen

Link: http://www.ruaf.org/node/961

Category: Economy

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