By Luc J. A. Mougeot
* First ever choice of findings concerning the proliferation of city agriculture written via the world's top authority within the box* city agriculture feeds 1000's of thousands of individuals all over the world and is a speedily rising factor in city and improvement stories* obtainable, jargon-free variety, making it excellent for policymakers, urban managers, scholars, and basic readersUrban agriculture is an more and more well known perform in towns all over the world, and a sustainable destiny for it's severe, in particular for the city terrible of the constructing international. This booklet provides the 1st findings of unique box learn tasks funded through IDRC's AGROPOLIS overseas Graduate study Awards on city Agriculture. nations studied comprise Cuba, Argentina, Botswana, France, the united kingdom, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Tunisia. jointly, those reviews study concrete ideas to higher combine "city farming" into the city panorama.
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Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture (2005)(en)(320s by Luc J. A. Mougeot