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Growing better cities : urban agriculture for sustainable development

Author: Luc J A Mougeot; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher: Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, ©2006.
Series: In focus (International Development Research Centre (Canada))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the world's total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of any cash income the poor might bring home goes to feeding themselves  Read more...
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Mougeot, Luc J.A.
Growing better cities.
Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, ©2006
(OCoLC)64344876
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luc J A Mougeot; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
ISBN: 9781552502426 1552502422
OCLC Number: 66911362
Notes: Some online versions lack accompanying media packaged with the printed version.
Issued also in French under title: Cultiver de meilleures villes, agriculture urbaine et développement durable.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 97 pages) : color maps.
Contents: The issue --
The approach --
Experiences from the field --
Learning from experience.
Series Title: In focus (International Development Research Centre (Canada))
Other Titles: Urban agriculture for sustainable development
Responsibility: by Luc J.A. Mougeot.
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The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the world's total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of any cash income the poor might bring home goes to feeding themselves and staying alive; any food that does not have to be bought is a bonus. As a result, more and more people are attempting to grow at least some of their own food to supplement poor ...

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