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February 25, 2020Knowledge Portal
Urban agriculture: Another way to feed cities

This magazine shines a light on the renaissance of (peri-)urban agriculture, its changing forms and technologies, its potential and limitations by a mixture of cross-disciplinary studies and reports from the field, from emering as well as developed economies. The magazine sets out the background for the rise of urban agriculture, identifies different types of urban agriculture and analyses successful programs . »

May 21, 2018Knowledge Portal
Livelihood and climate trade-offs in Kenyan peri-urban vegetable production

This study investigates productivity and economic and climate trade-offs in soil fertility management strategies in smallholder African indigenous vegetable production in Kenya. Soil fertility management strategies that mix inorganic and organic source present a pathway to sustainable intensification in AIV production. »

November 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
An assessment of constraints faced by the farmers in peri-urban vegetable cultivation

This article identifies key production constraints faced in peri-urban vegetable cultivation in India. The constraints in practicing peri-urban agriculture were enlisted from practicing farmers, agricultural scientists, and also from literature. Further, all the identified constraints were categorized into five groups: technological, economic, labour, marketing and environmental constraints. »

July 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
The role of urban-based agriculture on food security: Kenyan case studies

This article characterizes urban farming and urban-based rural farming in two medium-sized towns in Kenya. The article further assesses food security levels of urban households engaged in farming and households that do not farm. »

May 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
India’s peri-urban frontier: rural-urban transformations and food security

This working paper examines rural-urban transformations in India in relation to changes in food production, access, consumption, nutritional quality and safety. The authors demonstrate how efforts to address malnutrition in India are decoupled from urban development initiatives and associated areas of policy and planning and discuss the potential for peri-urban agriculture. »

Cities and agriculture: developing resilient urban food systems
October 14, 2015Study
Cities and agriculture: developing resilient urban food systems

The world has been observing a rapid increase in urban population over the past years. With more people living in cities, urbanization has become evident. It is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems. The RUAF publication “Cities and agriculture: developing resilient urban food systems” edited by Henk de Zeeuw (RUAF »