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African Urban Harvest

Agriculture in the Cities of Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda

Editors: Prain, Gordon, Karanja, Nancy, Lee-Smith, Diana (Eds.)

  • Addresses marginalized topic of urban agriculture within the histories of agricultural research and urban institutions and policy
  • Presents original research from Cameroon, Uganda and Kenya
  • Offers ideas on the future of urban agriculture in light of potential institutional change
  • Co-published with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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Over the past two decades, how has urban agriculture changed in sub-Saharan Africa? 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 fields 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 benefits of crop–livestock systems, and the opportunities for making locally produced food more easily available and more profitable. Concluding chapters reflect 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 the crucial role of women in urban food systems. African Urban Harvest will be of interest to decision-makers, development professionals, researchers, academics, and students and educators in urban planning, development studies, African studies, and environmental studies.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Institutional and Regional Context

    Prain, Gordon

    Pages 1-11

  • Urban Agriculture in Africa: What Has Been Learned?

    Prain, Gordon (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

  • Urban Farming Systems in Yaoundé – Building a Mosaic

    Bopda, Athanase (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Crop–Livestock Integration in the Urban Farming Systems of Yaoundé

    Dongmo, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

  • Institutional Development of Urban Agriculture – An Ongoing History of Yaoundé

    Bopda, Athanase Pr (et al.)

    Pages 71-94

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6250-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6249-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Urban Harvest
Book Subtitle
Agriculture in the Cities of Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
Editors
  • Gordon Prain
  • Nancy Karanja
  • Diana Lee-Smith
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
International Potato Center (CIP)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6250-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6250-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6249-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 300
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