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16 March 2018

New SLU research project on entrepreneurial urban and peri-urban agriculture in Tanzania

Project partner Umou Diallo displays a bag of Moringa leaf powder to women in Kolda, Senegal.

Picture by Lauren Seibert via flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

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 agriculture (UPA) can contribute to sustainable urban development.

A new SLU project, funded by FORMAS, will specifically research entrepreneurial UPA in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, from a gender and generational perspective. The project will be carried out at the Department of Urban and Rural Development by researchers Katarina Pettersson and Johanna Bergman Lodin, together with a PhD candidate.

Read more about this project at SLU Global’s web page…

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