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Urban and peri urban agriculture (UPA) - Jon Padgham
Urban and peri urban agriculture (UPA) - Jon Padgham
Urban and peri urban agriculture (UPA) - Jon Padgham
Urban and peri urban agriculture (UPA) - Jon Padgham
Urban and peri urban agriculture (UPA) - Jon Padgham
Urban and peri urban agriculture (UPA) - Jon Padgham
Urban and peri urban agriculture (UPA) - Jon Padgham
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Urban and peri urban agriculture (UPA) - Jon Padgham

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Presentation by Jon Padgham, CCAFS Science Workshop, Bonn, 10th June 2011

Presentation by Jon Padgham, CCAFS Science Workshop, Bonn, 10th June 2011

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  • 1. Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA)<br />Jon Padgham<br />
  • 2. Why UPA?<br />Cities are growing rapidly<br />Urban food security is very sensitive to price hikes and volatility<br />Important source of livelihoods for urban poor<br />Urban and peri-urban agriculture supplies nutrient dense foods <br />nutritional security<br />feed cities but do how much do they contribute to food security?<br />
  • 3. Why else?<br />Cities are an important agenda item in the climate change discourse<br />UPA becoming prominent in resilient cities discourse<br />The issue links well with GEC, gender, development, and the FS in CCAFS<br />Inform policy<br />Link with other efforts<br />UNHabitat, FAO, START<br />
  • 4. Knowledge needs<br />Direct impacts on horticultural crops, livestock, fish and trees<br />Urban growth patterns and land and water<br />Pests and diseases<br />Waste and pollution<br />Food safety, diet and human health<br />Livelihoods and economic contribution<br />Food security <br />Link with urban food systems, value chains<br />Environmental services and impacts<br />urban peri-urban rural<br />
  • 5. Knowledge needs<br />Need to better understand UPA’s potential as well as its limitations <br />
  • 6. Who to engage<br />CG centers and ESSP<br />Universities and research centers<br />NGOs<br />Farmer groups, women’s groups<br />Agric extension<br />Private sector<br />City government, city planners<br />Ministries<br />Regional and global fora<br />UNFCCC, Mayors forum, private foundations<br />

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