Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture

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Luc J. A. Mougeot
Earthscan, 2005 - 286 Seiten
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Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide. A sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world. This book presents the first findings of original field research projects funded by IDRC's AGROPOLIS International Graduate Research Awards on Urban Agriculture. Countries studied include Argentina, Botswana, C te d'Ivoire, Cuba, France, Togo, Tunisia, the UK and Zimbabwe.Together, these studies examine concrete strategies to better integrate 'city farming' into the urban landscap
  

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Inhalt

Introduction
1
Migration and Food Security in Namibia
31
Chapter 2 The Pestcontrol System in the Market Gardens of Lomé Togo
51
A Tobit Approach
89
Chapter 4 Exploring the Gender Dimensions of Urban Openspace Cultivation in Harare Zimbabwe
107
Chapter 5 Gender Commercial Urban Agriculture and Urban Food Supply in Greater Gaborone Botswana
137
Shifting Perspectives on Urban Agriculture in Havana Cuba
153
Integration of Economic Social Technical and Environmental Variables
187
The Saclay Plateau France and the Sijoumi Plain Tunisia
203
Chapter 9 Assessing Benefits from Allotments as a Component of Urban Agriculture in England
239
Chapter 10 Neglected Issues on Form and Substance of Research on Urban Agriculture
267
Index
281
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Luc J A Mougeot is Senior Program Specialist at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he initiated the Cities Feeding People initiative in 1997.

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