Urban agriculture is associated with urban land squatting and is
viewed as a socioeconomic problem, not a solution. Authorities are
hesitant to be more proactive on UA because it is largely seen as
resulting from a failure to address adequately rural development needs.
Mayor Fisho P. Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia
Morning has a different sound in the cities of the South than in Northern cities. In the South, roosters compete with the sounds of early morning traffic to announce the new day. Listen carefully, and you may hear goats bleating, cattle lowing, and, as the city wakes, the cries of street vendors offering fresh produce, bread, and other prepared foods.
In the North, there is a clear division between urban and rural. In the South, however, the division is not so clear — agriculture production is not limited to the rural areas. Although it is often frowned upon by the authorities, urban agriculture (UA) is a