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African urban agriculture

Research project in Development Geography

Project's title: African urban agriculture: social, economic and environmental challenges and prospects under changing global and demographic realities

Contact person: Magnus Jirström

Researchers in the project:


This multidisciplinary Swedish-African project, launched in 2013, addresses social, economic and environmental issues of urban agriculture (UA) in African cities. It focuses on medium sized cities which contribute significantly to the rapid urban growth on the continent. The two focus countries, Ghana and Kenya, display contrasting macro-level urbanization processes, where the consequences of rapid economic growth since the turn of the millennium have been very different. The project – funded by Sida/VR and FORMAS, is coordinated by SLU/Alnarp and LU/Human Geography. It combines social, economic and environmental issues in a unique manner. The research will contribute to assessing the magnitude and importance of UA as a source of urban livelihoods and food security in intermediate sized urban areas.

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