Growing Better Cities: Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development

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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

Mougeot, Luc J.A

Growing better cities : urban agriculture for sustainable development / by
Luc Mougeot.

(In focus)

ISBN 1-55250-226-0

1. Urban agriculture — Developing countries. 2. Sustainable
development — Developing countries. I. International Development
Research Centre (Canada). II. Title. III. Title: Urban agriculture for
sustainable development. IV. Series: In focus (International Development
Research Centre (Canada))

S494.5.U72M68 2006 338.1′09172′4091732 C2006-980018-9

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Growing Better Cities: Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Part 1 - The Issue 1
  • Part 2 - The Approach 13
  • Part 3 - Experiences from the Field 25
  • Part 4 - Learning from Experience 49
  • Part 5 - Recommendations 61
  • Part 6 - A City of the Future 71
  • Appendix 1 - Glossary of Terms and Acronyms 79
  • Appendix 2 - Sources and Resources 85
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