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