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Urban agriculture and the livelihoods of the poor in Southern Africa: Case studies from Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe

Urban agriculture and the livelihoods of the poor in Southern Africa: Case studies from Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe

Martin, Adrienne, Oudwater, Nicoliene and Meadows, Kate (2000) Urban agriculture and the livelihoods of the poor in Southern Africa: Case studies from Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

This paper focuses on three dimensions of the social, institutional and planning context of urban agriculture. Firstly, an analysis of the contribution of urban agriculture to the livelihoods of urban and peri-urban residents; secondly, factors affecting the outcomes of urban agriculture projects, and thirdly, the linkages between households, communities and the planning authorities. The paper is based on research carried out since November 1998 in informal settlements in South Africa (Cape Town and Pretoria) and Zimbabwe (three sites in Harare, one peri-urban setting with strong market linkage to the central food market, a resettlement area and a high density township). The purpose of the research project was to develop methodologies and criteria for improved resource management in order to promote income generating vegetable growing in urban and peri urban areas and to provide guidance for policy formulation.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban agriculture, livelihood strategies, urban poverty, Africa, Cape Town, Pretoria, South Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, resource management, policy, development
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 13:27
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11623

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