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African indigenous vegetables in urban agriculture

Author: C M Shackleton; M Pasquini; Axel W Drescher
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
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This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge of the potential and challenges associated with the multiple roles, use, management and livelihood contributions of indigenous vegetables in urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. There has been growing research and policy effort around urban agriculture in the region over the last two decades, but never has it been integrated with work on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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African indigenous vegetables in urban agriculture.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009
(DLC) 2008052631
(OCoLC)277204323
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C M Shackleton; M Pasquini; Axel W Drescher
ISBN: 9781849770019 1849770018 9781844077151 1844077152
OCLC Number: 471807899
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 298 pages, [7] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), color map
Contents: Urban food systems and African indigenous vegetables : defining the spaces and places for African indigenous vegetables in urban and peri-urban agriculture / Bianca Ambrose-Oji --
Urban and peri-urban agriculture in African cities / Andreas de Neergaard, Axel W. Drescher, Christophe Kouamé --
Biodiversity of African vegetables / Patrick Maundu, Enoch Achigan-Drako, Yasuyuki Morimoto --
Nutritional contributions of important African indigenous vegetables / Ray-Yu Yang, Gudrun B. Keding --
Production and harvesting systems for African indigenous vegetables / Mel O. Oluoch [and others] --
The production of African indigenous vegetables in urban and peri-urban agriculture : a comparative analysis of case studies from Benin, Kenya and South Africa / Margaret W. Pasquini [and others] --
Marketing of African indigenous vegetables along urban and peri-urban supply chains in sub-Saharan Africa / Katinka Weinberger, Germain N. Pichop --
Integration of urban agriculture into spatial planning / Wakuru Magigi, Axel W. Drescher --
African indigenous vegetables in urban agriculture : recurring themes and policy lessons fro the future / Charlie M. Shackleton, Margaret W. Pasquini, Axel W. Drescher.
Responsibility: edited by Charlie M. Shackleton, Margaret W. Pasquini and Axel W. Drescher.

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