Luc J.A. Mougeot
Senior Program Specialist International Development Research Centre
This little book distills two decades of research and development in urban agriculture (UA) and related issues by IDRC and its partners. Its publication, in conjunction with the Third World Urban Forum (WUF) in Vancouver, Canada, is particularly timely. It was in Vancouver, 30 years ago, that the first United Nations Conference on Human Settlements was held. That 1976 conference led the UN to create its Centre for Human Settlements — now called UN-HABITAT — an agency that is widely referenced for its work with IDRC in these pages.