By Luc J. A. Mougeot

* First ever number of findings concerning the proliferation of city agriculture written via the world's major authority within the box* city agriculture feeds hundreds of thousands of hundreds of thousands of individuals world wide and is a speedily rising factor in city and improvement experiences* available, jargon-free sort, making it excellent for policymakers, urban managers, scholars, and basic readersUrban agriculture is an more and more renowned perform in towns world wide, and a sustainable destiny for it truly is serious, specifically for the city terrible of the constructing international. This e-book offers the 1st findings of unique box examine tasks funded by way of IDRC's AGROPOLIS overseas Graduate examine Awards on city Agriculture. nations studied contain Cuba, Argentina, Botswana, France, the united kingdom, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Tunisia. jointly, those reviews learn concrete recommendations to raised combine "city farming" into the city panorama.

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