By Luc J. A. Mougeot
This can be the Spanish variation of "Growing higher Cities". The United countries predicts that over the subsequent 25 years approximately all inhabitants progress can be within the towns of the constructing international. At present charges, 60% of the world’s overall inhabitants will stay in towns by means of 2030. because the towns develop, so does the variety of city terrible. Unemployment, starvation, and malnutrition are standard. within the immense urban, so much of any money source of revenue the negative may carry domestic is going to feeding themselves and staying alive; any nutrients that doesn't need to be obtained is an advantage. accordingly, increasingly more individuals are trying to develop no less than a few of their very own nutrients to complement terrible diets and meager earning. yet farming within the urban — city agriculture — is simply too usually obvious by way of municipalities as an issue to be eliminated instead of as part of the answer to creating town and its setting extra sustainable.In truth, city agriculture has a protracted historical past. in the course of the constructing international, municipal policymakers are waking to the truth that competently controlled agriculture could make a huge contribution to a city’s nutrition safeguard. It additionally has strength to supply employment, enhance the surroundings, and make efficient use of vacant areas in the urban. greater than two decades in the past, IDRC grew to become the 1st foreign employer to officially aid examine on city agriculture. This ebook experiences the study event of IDRC and its companions, together with neighborhood governments, into the problems surrounding city agriculture, with a specific emphasis at the effect that study has had on govt rules. It describes the expansion of urban networks in Africa and Latin the USA that target accommodating city agriculture and enhancing the lot of city meals manufacturers. And it bargains particular concepts aimed toward supporting policymakers in any respect degrees of presidency to maximise the possibility of city agriculture. The ebook concludes with a imaginative and prescient of the way such regulations may rework towns within the close to future.This e-book serves as a focus for an IDRC thematic website on city agriculture. the complete textual content is obtainable on-line and leads the reader right into a digital net of assets that explores twenty years of analysis into this crucial factor.
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EXPERIENCIAS EN EL TERRENO 37 LA INVESTIGACIÓN Diez años atrás, el IDRC se convirtió en el primer organismo internacional en lanzar un programa de gran envergadura dedicado a la investigación sobre la agricultura urbana. Hoy ya dejó de estar solo. Existe en el presente un verdadero alfabeto de organizaciones regionales y globales con objetivos similares, muchas de ellas asociadas con el IDRC en una amplia gama de proyectos. actividades informales para sobrevivir. La producción, el procesamiento y la comercialización urbana de alimentos integran esas estrategias (Cabannes y Mougeot 1999).
22); diseñó e inició una serie de cursos regionales de capacitación para investigadores y autoridades municipales y utilizó las pasantías para explorar temas de la AU respecto a los cuales se requería mayores conocimientos para poder aportar a las acciones políticas y tecnológicas. 3. ca/en_foco_ciudades de Recursos en Agricultura Urbana y Seguridad Alimentaria (RUAF), cuyos servicios y productos incluyen bibliografías, guías, consultas con expertos, conferencias electrónicas y la Revista Agricultura Urbana, en cinco idiomas.
Qué políticas y tecnologías ofrecen las mejores herramientas para mejorar la seguridad alimentaria de los habitantes más pobres de una ciudad? ca/en_foco_ciudades ➛ ¿Qué combinación de prácticas productivas agrícolas y pecuarias ofrece el mejor equilibrio entre el valor nutritivo, la seguridad sanitaria y el trabajo requerido? ➛ ¿Cuánto inﬂuyen las cuestiones de género en la capacidad del agricultor o la agricultora urbana para lograr mejorar la nutrición de la familia? En el Web grupos organizados, en especial a las mujeres y a las personas más pobres, lograr un acceso equitativo a los espacios urbanos para la agricultura?