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  • City Farmerby Lorraine Johnson

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 12.95

    City Farmer celebrates the new ways that urban dwellers across North America are reimagining cities as places of food production. From homeowners planting their front yards with vegetables to guerilla gardeners scattering seeds in neglected urban corners, gardening guru Lorraine Johnson chronicles the increasing popularity of innovative urban... more...

  • African Urban Harvestby Gordon Prain; Diana Lee-Smith; Nancy Karanja

    Springer 2010; US$ 169.00

    Over the past two decades, how has urban agriculture changed in sub-Saharan Africa? Is city farming now better integrated into environmental management and city governance? And, looking ahead, how might urban agriculture address the needs of the low-income households and modernizing cities of Africa? In this book, leading specialists in the fields... more...

  • AGROPOLISby Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 2005; US$ 50.00

    Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide, and a sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world. more...

  • Growing Better Citiesby Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 20.00

    The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the world?s total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of... more...

  • Cities Feeding Peopleby Auxumite G. Egziabher; Diana Lee-Smith; Daniel G. Maxwell; Pyar Ali Memon; Luc J.A. Mougeot

    International Development Research Centre 1994; US$ 25.00

    Cities Feeding People examines urban agriculture in East Africa and proves that it is a safe, clean, and secure method to feed the world's struggling urban residents. It also collapses the myth that urban agriculture is practiced only by the poor and unemployed. Cities Feeding People provides the hard facts needed to convince governments that urban... more...

  • Urban Agricultureby David Tracey

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 21.95

    The new food revolution happening right where you live more...

  • Breaking Through Concreteby David Hanson; Edwin Marty

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 31.95

    People have always grown food in urban spaces?on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks?but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty document twelve... more...

  • Agriculture in the Cityby Maria Caridad Cruz; Roberto Sanchez Medina

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 30.00

    During the 1990s, several national economies saw their urban food markets collapse. Like Zambia, Mozambique, and Armenia, Cuba responded to this crisis with a food program that included support to urban agriculture: farming in the city. As a result, food prices are increasing, free markets have been reinstated, production cooperatives have been linked... more...

  • Agriculture urbaine en Afrique de l'ouest / Urban Agriculture in West Africaby Olanrewaju B. Smith

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    This book describes the valuable contribution that urban agriculture is making to food security and urban sanitation in the cities of West and Central. It also presents a strategy for launching a multistakeholder network on urban agriculture, and does so with input and support from producers; NGOs; national, regional, and international research institutions;... more...

  • Agriculture in Urban Planningby Mark Redwood

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...