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Food Production in Urban Areas : A Study of Urban Agriculture in Accra, Ghana

Author: Kwaku Obosu-Mensah
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge revivals.
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Published in 1999, this book explores the emergence of contemporary urban agriculture as well as official attitudes toward this practice. Using three theoretical models, the author tells us who is more likely to be involved in urban agriculture. In line with this, he explains why, contrary to expectations, in Ghana there are more males than females involved in urban agriculture. The author also addresses issues such  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1044860290
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kwaku Obosu-Mensah
ISBN: 9780429456978 0429456972 9780429853333 0429853335 9780429853326 0429853327 9780429853340 0429853343
OCLC Number: 1103918665
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The emergence of contemporary urban agriculture; Official attitudes toward urban agriculture; Characteristics of urban farmers; Influence of social inequality on urban agriculture; Effects of social networks on urban agriculture; General problems of urban farmers and ways of coping; Conclusion and policy recommendations; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Responsibility: Kwaku Obosu-Mensah.

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Published in 1999, this book explores the emergence of contemporary urban agriculture as well as official attitudes toward this practice. Using three theoretical models, the author tells us who is more likely to be involved in urban agriculture. In line with this, he explains why, contrary to expectations, in Ghana there are more males than females involved in urban agriculture. The author also addresses issues such as the influence of social inequality and the effects of social networks on urban agriculture. Furthermore, he identifies the problems urban cultivators encounter as city farmers and how they cope with such problems. Finally, the author predicts the future trend in urban agriculture. This thought-provoking book will be of interest not only to public policy makers and planners, but also to students and teachers of African studies, urban studies, and sociology.

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