Growing Better Cities: Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development

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Part 4
Learning from Experience

Urban agriculture is a means of securing incomes, and therefore has
an important role in urban planning. Urban agriculture also converts
idle laying land into green space, and green zones and greenbelts are
important for the city authorities
.

Daniel Sackey, Directorate for Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana

The previous chapter provides a cross-section of some of the UA projects supported by IDRC over more than two decades. This chapter draws some lessons from that unique volume of practical experience, particularly as it pertains to the interaction between development research and policy interventions, whether through site-specific projects or broader institutional programs.

A great deal has been learned over the past two decades through support for close to 100 projects in 40 countries. There is no question that what was once seen as a novel area for research has

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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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