Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental by Luc J. A. Mougeot

By Luc J. A. Mougeot

* First ever selection of findings concerning the proliferation of city agriculture written by means of the world's best authority within the box* city agriculture feeds hundreds and hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe and is a quickly rising factor in city and improvement experiences* available, jargon-free type, making it excellent for policymakers, urban managers, scholars, and common readersUrban agriculture is an more and more renowned perform in towns all over the world, and a sustainable destiny for it's severe, in particular for the city terrible of the constructing global. This publication provides the 1st findings of unique box study initiatives funded through IDRC's AGROPOLIS overseas Graduate examine Awards on city Agriculture. nations studied comprise Cuba, Argentina, Botswana, France, the united kingdom, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Tunisia. jointly, those experiences study concrete options to higher combine "city farming" into the city panorama.

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4 The importance of these rural–urban transfers of food is a further indicator of the central role of migration and urban–rural links in urban food security at the household level. The survey shows that the most recent amount of millet received lasted nearly half of all households about one month, and a further 16 per cent of households between two and six months. 5). The importance of this food to survival was further validated by the responses respondents gave when asked why food was sent to the household from the rural areas.

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