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Presentation from CCAFS Science Workshop, Bonn, 11th June 2011

Presentation from CCAFS Science Workshop, Bonn, 11th June 2011

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  • 1. Urban and peri-urban agricultureUPA
  • 2. Proposed research theme 1
    To what extent is UPA a response to shocks that produce food insecurity in urban areas?
    What is UPA’s extent and does it change with shocks?
    Who does it and where is it done?
    What are the enabling conditions for it?
    How effective is it relative to other strategies?
    What is its potential for enhancement?
    What are its limitations?
  • 3. Proposed research theme 2
    How can UPA systems be made more resilient?
    Abiotic and biotic stresses to production systems
    Stresses to supply chain (transportation infrastructure, storage, markets)
    Novel opportunities for testing adaptation in UPA
    Knowledge exchange
    Networks and social capital
  • 4. Proposed research theme 3
    How might environmental services and impacts of UPA change in a warmer world?
    Water, land and food
    Source of nutrient rich foods (+)
    Use of waste as input (+)
    Dampening of storm impacts (+)
    Increased use of pesticides (-)
    Contamination of food, soil and water (-)
    Urban heat island effect
  • 5. Possible locations for research
    Comparison of large coastal (near coastal) city and medium size inland city
    Ghana: Accra and Tamale
    Tanzania: Dar es Salaam and Dodoma
    Bangladesh: Dhaka and Rajshahi
  • 6. What are gender dimensions of UPA to consider?
    Gender X Culture X Activity
    Intra- and inter-household food security in urban households
    Access to information, inputs, credit
  • 7. What are relevant institutional, policy, and governance issues?
    Policy environment
    recognition of UPA beginning
    policies ignore or are detrimental to UPA
    Informal economy and informal services
    Access to land, water and other assets
    Food quality and safety
  • 8. Going forward
    Link with experts
    African Food Security Urban Network
    Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture
    FAO’s urban agriculture programme
    UN Habitat
    CGIAR UrbanHarvestProgramme
    START’s nascent network