Food Security and Urban Agriculture
people move from rural to urban areas, and as populations
in cities increase, there is an effect on food production,
availability and security...One aspect of food security
directly linked to cities is urban and peri-urban agriculture
- the growing of plants and raising of animals in a city
for food and other uses. In 1996, it was estimated that
800 million people were engaged in urban agriculture worldwide...FULL
Local Government: A New Actor
in Global Governance
Dramatic change in the urban landscape has massive implications.
Foremost amongst these has been the inability to cope. National
governments in developing counties have been especially
overwhelmed, and most have given up the effort to manage
urban growth. Local government... has been passed the “poisoned
chalice” of dealing with rampant urbanisation. The impacts
of rapid urbanisation have national and supranational spillover
Innovative Local Experiences:
Stories from the Regions
STATES: THE ARAB WOMEN'S MOVEMENT: The perception of the role
of women in today's Arab society is dramatically changing. Women's
issues are increasingly taking centre stage in many institutions
of the Arab World...
AFRICA: URBANIZATION AND SLUMS IN ABIDJAN: Until the year 2000,
Cote D'Ivoire was characterized by sustainable economic growth.
Now, the city faces high urbanization and with that, the growth
LATIN AMERICA: URBAN AGRICULTURE IN ROSARIO, ARGENTINA: The
urban agriculture programme in Rosario has resulted in almost
570 gardens in the city and 6,000 families are directly involved...
EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN THE SLUMS OF SHANKER GARDEN, DELHI,
INDIA: Ram Bai has been a resident at Shankar Garden for the
past 20 years. She is a member of the Self-Help Group that works
in the community, where there are over 700 households...