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Growing better cities [electronic resource] : urban agriculture for sustainable development / by Luc J.A. Mougeot.

By: Mougeot, Luc J. A.
Contributor(s): International Development Research Centre (Canada).
Material type: TextTextSeries: In focus (International Development Research Centre (Canada)): Publisher: Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xix, 97 p.) : col. maps.ISBN: 9781552502426 (electronic bk.); 1552502422 (electronic bk.).Other title: Urban agriculture for sustainable development.Subject(s): Urban agriculture -- Developing countries | Land use, Urban -- Developing countries | City planning -- Developing countries | Sustainable development -- Developing countries | Agricultural assistance, Canadian | Technical assistance, Canadian | International Development Research Centre (Canada) | Agriculture urbaine -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | Sol, Utilisation urbaine du -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | Urbanisme -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | D�eveloppement durable -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | Assistance agricole canadienne | Assistance technique canadienne | Centre de recherches pour le d�eveloppement international (Canada) | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Agribusiness | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Sustainable AgricultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Growing better cities.DDC classification: 338.1/09172/4091732 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The issue -- The approach -- Experiences from the field -- Learning from experience.
Summary: 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 any cash income the poor might bring home goes to feeding themselves and staying alive; any food that does not have to be bought is a bonus. As a result, more and more people are attempting to grow at least some of their own food to supplement poor ... .
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Issued also in French under title: Cultiver de meilleures villes, agriculture urbaine et d�eveloppement durable.

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 any cash income the poor might bring home goes to feeding themselves and staying alive; any food that does not have to be bought is a bonus. As a result, more and more people are attempting to grow at least some of their own food to supplement poor ... .

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The issue -- The approach -- Experiences from the field -- Learning from experience.

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