By Luc J. A. Mougeot
* First ever selection of findings concerning the proliferation of city agriculture written by way of the world's best authority within the box* city agriculture feeds 1000's of hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world and is a quickly rising factor in city and improvement reports* obtainable, jargon-free kind, making it perfect for policymakers, urban managers, scholars, and normal readersUrban agriculture is an more and more well known perform in towns around the world, and a sustainable destiny for it truly is serious, specially for the city negative of the constructing global. This ebook offers the 1st findings of unique box learn 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 stories learn concrete recommendations to higher combine "city farming" into the city panorama.
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The stated improvement in the food situation from 1991 to 2000 leads one to the hypothesis that this hidden income is most likely in the form of food. In addition, the primary source of migrants is the rural north, where land continues to be used productively. Although food transfers from rural households to migrants during the colonial era have not been documented, this research and Pendleton's work (1991, 1996) confirm that this is a new factor among both migrant and non-migrant households. During the colonial period, personal mobility was extremely limited for migrants, with typically only one visit home per year (Moorsom, 1995).
Data were collected by local interviewers fluent in local languages. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 31 urban and 10 rural respondents. Convenience sampling, derived from introductions through the survey and community connections, was used to select the interviewees. Local interviewers and languages were used to facilitate communication. Questions were grouped into five sections, covering socio-economic and demographic information, migration history, rural and urban assets, food security and commodity transfers.
Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture (2005)(en)(320s by Luc J. A. Mougeot