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

By Luc J. A. Mougeot

* First ever selection of findings in regards to the proliferation of city agriculture written by way of the world's major authority within the box* city agriculture feeds hundreds and hundreds of hundreds of thousands of individuals world wide and is a quickly rising factor in city and improvement experiences* available, jargon-free sort, making it excellent for policymakers, urban managers, scholars, and normal readersUrban agriculture is an more and more renowned perform in towns around the globe, and a sustainable destiny for it truly is serious, in particular for the city negative of the constructing global. This ebook provides the 1st findings of unique box examine initiatives funded through IDRC's AGROPOLIS foreign Graduate learn Awards on city Agriculture. nations studied contain Cuba, Argentina, Botswana, France, the united kingdom, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Tunisia. jointly, those stories learn concrete thoughts to higher combine "city farming" into the city panorama.

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In late 2001, while the research was still going on, the Municipality launched an Urban Agriculture Programme within its Division for Social Promotion. General public perceptions, social organization for policy change and decentralization of decision-making seem to be critical for improving policy toward peri-urban agriculture. In France, the view that peri-urban agricultural land is merely a reserve for urban development is now essentially obsolete. Moez Bouraoui's study quite unexpectedly suggests that, in a similar way to the dramatic shift in the dominant public perception in France between 1960 and 1980, a change in the same direction may now be taking place among the Tunis population.

Despite the conclusion that urban poverty is rising in Windhoek, the evidence from this research supports the proposition that urban households are increasingly reliant on transfers of food from the rural areas to supplement their urban food budgets. The results also demonstrate that it is impossible to understand this household-level coping mechanism in the urban areas without also understanding the complexity of rural–urban linkages and the high degree of social reciprocity that underpins the economic linkages evident between rural and urban households.

This strategy of returning adults to the rural areas therefore helps to minimize the need to ration food, sell off assets, borrow food or money, or engage in crime to survive (all of which are coping and survival strategies invoked in response to failing entitlements). Vulnerability to hunger in the rural context is determined in part by the variability and reliability of food sources (Sen, 1981; Devereux, 1993, 1999). The results of this research show that a loss of entitlement sources increases vulnerability and hunger in Windhoek.

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