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Agropolis : the social, political, and environmental dimensions of urban agriculture

Author: Luc J A Mougeot
Publisher: Ottawa, Canada : International Development Research Centre ; London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide, and a sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world. This book presents the first findings of original field research projects funded by IDRC's AGROPOLIS International Graduate Research Awards on Urban Agriculture. Countries studied include Cuba, Argentina, Botswana, France, the UK, Zimbabwe,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Agropolis.
Ottawa, Canada : International Development Research Centre ; London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005
(OCoLC)645992675
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Luc J A Mougeot
ISBN: 1844072312 9781844072316 1844072320 9781844072323
OCLC Number: 60543348
Description: xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Luc J.A. Mougeot --
1. Survival of the poorest : migration and food security in Namibia / Bruce Frayne --
2. The pest-control system in the market gardens of Lome, Togo / Komla Tallaki --
3. Determinants of urban livestock adoption in the 'zone dense' of Khorogo, Cote d'Ivoire : a Tobit approach / Mody Bakar Barry --
4. Exploring the gender dimensions of urban open-space cultivation in Harare, Zimbabwe / Stephanie Gabel --
5. Gender, commercial urban agriculture and urban food supply in greater Gaborone, Botswana / Alice Hovorka --
6. Moving between the plan and the ground : shifting perspectives on urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba / Adriana Premat --
7. Urban agriculture and local sustainable development in Rosario, Argentina : integration of economic, social, technical and environmental variables / Eduardo Spiaggi --
8. Agri-urban development from a land-use planning perspective : the Saclay Plateau (France) and the Sijoumi Plain (Tunisia) / Moez Bouraoui --
9. Assessing benefits from allotments as a component of urban agriculture in England / Arturo Perez-Vasquez, Simon Anderson and Alan W. Rogers --
10. Neglected issues on form and substance of research on urban agriculture / Luc J.A. Mougeot.
Responsibility: edited by Luc J.A. Mougeot.
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