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Exploring urban rural interdependence and the impact of climate change in Tanzania and Malawi: final narrative report

Exploring urban rural interdependence and the impact of climate change in Tanzania and Malawi: final narrative report

Liwenga, Emma, Swai, Elirehema, Nsemwa, Lebai, Katunzi, Alphonce, Gwambene, Brown, Joshua, Miriam, Chipungu, Felistus, Stathers, Tanya and Lamboll, Richard (2012) Exploring urban rural interdependence and the impact of climate change in Tanzania and Malawi: final narrative report. Project Report. International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada.

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Abstract

Africa is rapidly urbanizing, by 2030 there are projected to be over 759 million African urban dwellers. This poses major challenges for the further provision of infrastructure and services. Alongside this, Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change and climate variability (CC&CV).

As urbanisation and inequality increase, more sophisticated analyses of the linkages and interdependencies between rural and urban areas are emerging. Flows of products, people, knowledge and information, natural resources and money provide strong and dynamic linkages.

This action research project explored the relationships and dynamics between rural localities and their linked urban centres, focusing on the agriculture and food innovation systems.

It specifically aimed to:
Develop a collective understanding of the vulnerabilities, roles, climate-related risks and strategies among interdependent rural and urban communities, local government and other key stakeholders.

Collectively develop and test viable options and strategies for key interdependent rural- urban stakeholders in the agriculture and food innovation systems to adapt to CC&CV; and

Learn and share lessons for scaling up successful strategies for strengthening adaptive capacity within these interdependent agriculture and food innovation systems.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: [1] This project was part of the International Development Research Centre Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) programme.
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural urban interdependence, urban food systems, peri-urban horticulture, action learning, innovation systems, adaptation to climate change, Tanzania, Malawi
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 11:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10382

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