Between 2010 and 2030, FAO projects that Africa’s urban population will double. With urbanization taking place at such a fast pace, it becomes important to understand how urban and peri-urban...
This paper reports from a one-year cross-cultural project about food security and nutrition in three countries. Drawing on theories in sociology and archaeology, it presents a community garden as...
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and SIANI are pleased to announce the Call for abstracts for the Agri4D 2017 Conference. The theme of this year's event is Urbanization and Rural Transformation.
Presentation by Christina Schaffer, Stockholm University - at the young researchers meeting on multifunctional landscapes, Gothenburg June 7-8, 2016.
Ever heard of Kibera vertical farms? These are not perhaps the designer skyscraper greenhouses you might imagine, but rather sacks filled with soil. However, Kibera dwellers are able to grow tomatoes, spinach and kale in those sacks which, together with ugali and eggs, from Kibera-kept chickens, make a nutritious meal.
More than half of the world’s seven billion people live in urban areas – a proportion that is set to increase to 69% by 2050. Rapid urbanization will increase the demand for food security, nutritious diets and food safety for urban populations.
This policy brief outlines policy actions for management of urban livestock production and identifies the existing knowledge gaps.
Presented by Eli Katunguka-Rwakishaya at the workshop "Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries" organised by SLU Global and SIANI on 12 February 2015.
Presented by Dr Diana Lee Smith at the workshop "Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries" organised by SLU Global and SIANI on 12 February 2015.