Urban Agriculture

Policy, Law, Strategy, and Implementation

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Author: Martha Chumbler,Lawrence E. Bechle,Sorell E. Negro,American Bar Association. Section of State and Local Government Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634250474

Category: Urban agriculture

Page: 344

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Cities and Agriculture

Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems

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Author: Henk de Zeeuw,Pay Drechsel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317506626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters on the key dimensions of urban food challenges and types of intra- and peri-urban agriculture. The book provides urban planners, local policy makers and urban development practitioners with an overview of crucial aspects of urban food systems based on an up to date review of research results and practical experiences in both developed and developing countries. By doing so, the international team of authors provides a balanced textbook for students of the growing number of courses on sustainable agriculture, food and urban studies, as well as a solid basis for well-informed policy making, planning and implementation regarding the development of sustainable, resilient and just urban food systems.

Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions

Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca

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Author: Undine Giseke,Maria Gerster-Bentaya,Frank Helten,Matthias Kraume,Dieter Scherer,Guido Spars,Fouad Amraoui,Abdelaziz Adidi,Said Berdouz,Mohemed Chlaida,Majid Mansour,Mohamed Mdafai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317910133

Category: Architecture

Page: 570

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This book demonstrates how agriculture can play a determining role in integrated, climate-optimised urban development. Agriculture within urban growth centres today is more than an economic or social left-over or a niche practice. It is instead a complex system that offers multiple potentials for interaction with the urban system. Urban open space and agriculture can be linked to a productive green infrastructure – this forms new urban-rural linkages in the urbanizing region and helps shape the city. But in order to do this, agriculture has to be seen as an integral part of the urban fabric and it has to be put on the local agenda. Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions takes the example of Casablanca, one of the fastest growing cities in North Africa, to investigate this approach. The creation of synergies between the urban and rural in an emerging megacity is demonstrated through pilot projects, design solutions, and multifunctional modules. These synergies assure greater resource efficiency; particularly regarding the use and reuse of water, and they strengthen regional food security and the social integration of multiple spheres. A transdisciplinary research approach brings together different scientific disciplines and local actors into a process of integrated knowledge production. The book will have a long lasting legacy and is essential reading for researchers, planners, practitioners and policy makers who are working on urban development and urban agricultural strategies.

Cities Farming for the Future

Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities

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Author: René van Veenhuizen,International Development Research Centre (Canada)

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552502163

Category: Social Science

Page: 473

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Urban Agriculture Europe

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Author: Frank Lohrberg Lohrberg,Lilli Licka,Lionella Scazzosi,Axel Timpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868593716

Category:

Page: 232

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Is it possible to turn inner-city horticulture into urban farming that provides solutions for the food requirements of a constantly growing world population and works at the same time as a viable business model?'Urban Agriculture Europe' is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary publication that addresses urban agriculture in Europe. Apart from well-known examples of food gardening in the midst of metropolises, it also studies activities in smaller towns, agriculture on the urban periphery, as well as experiences in eastern and southern Europe. The contributions analyze various facets of urban agriculture, from economic, spatial, and ecological aspects to questions of business chances, stakeholders’ roles, and policy recommendations. Case studies from Barcelona, Milan, Sofia, Warsaw, Dublin, Lausanne, and Aachen provide a comparative study of European practice. Stakeholder’s statements and a glossary of key words supplement the volume.

Guidelines for the Integration of Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Into Agricultural Policies

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Author: J. B. Hardaker

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251041048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 53

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Policy objectives for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) may be summed up as the pursuit of the goals of growth, equity, efficiency and sustainability. Growth is important to meet the food needs of growing populations with rising incomes and to provide continued sustainable livelihoods for rural people in the future . Equity is important in terms of the relief of poverty and deprivation for this and future generations. Efficiency matters since we cannot afford to waste resources. Finally, sustainability is the objective that has come into increased prominence with the recognition of the significant threats that exist to future welfare and the environment. Sustainability has many dimensions and interpretations but, in the context of agriculture, embraces food security, responsibility in resource use and environmental management, and the resilience of production systems to shocks and challenges. There is interdependence between each of these four objectives, so that the pursuit of SARD requires an integrated approach to policy making in which all four aspects are considered.--Publisher's description.

Urban Agriculture

Diverse Activities and Benefits for City Society

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Author: Craig Pearson,Sarah Pilgrim,Jules N. Pretty

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849774854

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

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Most of us live in cities. These are becoming increasingly complex and removed from broad-scale agriculture. Yet within cities there are many examples of greenspaces and local food production that bring multiple benefits that often go unnoticed. This book presents a collection of the latest thinking on the multiple dimensions of sustainable greenspace and food production within cities. It describes the diversity of "urban agriculture" and seeks a balanced representation between the biophysical and the social. It deals with urban agriculture across scales - from indoor plants to farm-scale filtration of greywater. A range of examples and initiatives from both developed and developing countries is described and evaluated. (Publisher)

A Strategy to Develop Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and a Focus for the World Bank

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Author: Kevin M. Cleaver

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821324202

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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For 25 years, population growth has outpaced increases in agricultural production in Sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of food and the degradation of agricultural land have forced policymakers to reassess agricultural strategies for the region. This paper provides such a reassessment by identifying policies and investments that have worked and those that have not. The author sets out the common elements required for agricultural and rural development throughout the region. The strategy presented in this paper comprises elements from several development sectors, including transport, water supply, education, finance, and the environment. The author makes five broad recommendations to promote Region: adoption of policies to promote private sector farming and agricultural marketing, processing, and credit development and distribution of new technologies inclusion of farmers in decisions affecting their livelihood development of infrastructure and social programs in support of agriculture improved management of natural resources Projections of the likely effects of the proposed policies and investments are included. Tables throughout the text present statistics on agricultural growth rates, commodity prices, and deforestation in the region. An annex contains more general tables, with information on population growth and fertility rates, land use, agricultural exports, and droughts. The strategies suggested in this paper will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and to development practitioners involved in African agriculture.

A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects

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Author: Daniel K. Slone,Doris S. Goldstein,W. Andrew Gowder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470053291

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Written by pioneering attorneys in the emerging fields of urbanism and green building, A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects offers you practical solutions for legal issues you may face in planning, zoning, developing, and operating such communities. Find information on legal issues related to urban form, legal mechanisms and ways to incorporate good urban design into local land regulation, overcoming impediments to sound urban design practice, and state and Federal issues related to the legal issues of urban design and planning.

Youth and Agriculture

Key Challenges and Concrete Solutions

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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251084750

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Young people account for a large percentage of the rural population, and are often unemployed or underemployed, despite the need for labour force in agriculture. Rural youth face many hurdles in trying to earn a livelihood. They do not perceive agriculture as a remunerative or prestigious profession, and until they find meaningful economic opportunities and attractive environments in rural areas, they will continue to migrate to cities. This trend not only contributes to the emerging phenomenon of over-urbanization and growing unemployment in urban areas, but is also expected to affect global food production. Investing in young people living in rural areas is therefore key to enhancing agricultural productivity, boosting rural economies and ensuring food security. This publication provides real life examples on how to re-engage youth in agriculture. It shows how tailor-made educational programmes can provide rural youth with the skills and insights needed to engage in farming and adopt environmentally friendly production methods. Many of the initiatives and approaches reported in this study originate from the youth themselves. The following study was a joint undertaking of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

California Cuisine and Just Food

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Author: Sally K. Fairfax,Louise Nelson Dyble,Greig Tor Guthey,Lauren Gwin,Monica Moore,Jennifer Sokolove,Marion Nestle

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262304937

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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Can a celebrity chef find common ground with an urban community organizer? Can a maker of organic cheese and a farm worker share an agenda for improving America's food? In the San Francisco Bay area, unexpected alliances signal the widening concerns of diverse alternative food proponents. What began as niche preoccupations with parks, the environment, food aesthetics, and taste has become a broader and more integrated effort to achieve food democracy: agricultural sustainability, access for all to good food, fairness for workers and producers, and public health. This book maps that evolution in northern California. The authors show that progress toward food democracy in the Bay area has been significant: innovators have built on familiar yet quite radical understandings of regional cuisine to generate new, broadly shared expectations about food quality, and activists have targeted the problems that the conventional food system creates. But, they caution despite the Bay Area's favorable climate, progressive politics, and food culture many challenges remain.

Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities

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Author: Basant Maheshwari,Vijay P. Singh,Bhadranie Thoradeniya

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319281127

Category: Political Science

Page: 601

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This book provides a unique synthesis of concepts and tools to examine natural resource, socio-economic, legal, policy and institutional issues that are important for managing urban growth into the future. The book will particularly help the reader to understand the current issues and challenges and develop strategies and practices to cope with future pressures of urbanisation and peri-urban land, water and energy use challenges. In particular, the book will help the reader to discover underlying principles for the planning of future cities and peri-urban regions in relation to: (i) Balanced urban development policies and institutions for future cities; (ii) Understanding the effects of land use change, population increase, and water demand on the liveability of cities; (iii) Long-term planning needs and transdisciplinary approaches to ensure the secured future for generations ahead; and (iv) Strategies to adapt the cities and land, water and energy uses for viable and liveable cities. There are growing concerns about water, food security and sustainability with increased urbanisation worldwide. For cities to be liveable and sustainable into the future there is a need to maintain the natural resource base and the ecosystem services in the peri-urban areas surrounding cities. This need is increasing under the looming spectre of global warming and climate change. This book will be of interest to policy makers, urban planners, researchers, post-graduate students in urban planning, environmental and water resources management, and managers in municipal councils.

Environmental and Economic Issues in Forestry

Selected Case Studies in Asia

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Author: Susan Shen,Arnoldo Contreras-Hermosilla

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821332337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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World Bank Technical Paper No. 281. Provides an overview of environmentally related priority issues in Asian forestry and contributes to the critical work of understanding the complex dynamics of those issues.

Environmental Policy and Law in Romania

Towards EU Accession

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Author: Christine Krüger,Alexander Carius

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3831114994

Category: Environmental law

Page: 99

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Newsletter

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human settlements

Page: N.A

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