Urban Agriculture in Naga City

         “Growing Food,
      Growing Partnerships,
         Growing Naga”

              ...
“Food like no other
  commodity, allows for a
 political reawakening, as
 it touches our lives in so
   many ways…from the...
Presentation Outline
The Naga Context

Project Goal

Benefits of Urban Agriculture

Program Components

Recommendations

C...
The Naga Context
     •   Agricultural activity is concentrated in 11 of
         27 barangays

     •   65.78% of Naga’s ...
The Naga Context
The Project Goal...



      To develop and promote UA in Naga City
       as a viable livelihood option to enhance
      ...
Why Urban Agriculture?
   The Benefits of a Holistic Approach
• Food Security

• Income Generation

• Environmental
  Sust...
Program Components

   Land Use Planning &
   Management



Education, Training and Extension



         Research and Dev...
Research and Development
  Research and development feeds
     agricultural sustainability


• Baseline data


• Technolog...
Research and Development: Key
        Findings in Naga
    Opportunities                Constraints

• Technology developm...
Research and Development:
         Recommendations
• Comprehensive community assessments

• Create databases and incorpora...
Education, Training and Extension

 Education in the foundation upon which collaboration and
                       action...
Education, Training and Extension:
      Key Findings in Naga
          Opportunities                       Constraints

 ...
Education, Training and Extension:
       Recommendations




• Database Creation: a Multi-Stakeholder Approach
• Bottom-U...
Marketing and Finance
•   Fosters Entrepreneurship

Strategies

•   Credit provision

•   Investment in technology

•   Sa...
Marketing and Finance: Key
            Findings in Naga
                                                Constraints
      ...
Marketing and Finance:
        Recommendations
• Improve business management
  assistance
• Create and promote cooperative...
Land Use Planning and
    Management
            Planning Supports UA

           • Strategic Land Use Plans

           •...
Land Use Planning and Management:
           Key Findings in Naga
        Opportunities                         Constraint...
Land Use Planning and
 Management: Recommendations
• Assess city proper
  lands for UA
  suitability (CP lead)
• Designate...
The Policy Continuum


 UA Plan to
                       Research, Education
inform policy
                         and A...
Recommendations                              Income
                                            generation
               ...
Turning Recommendations into Action:
     “The Naga Farming School”
• Education centre with attached communal garden plot
...
Conclusion   We feel that Naga is on
             the cusp of achieving a
             sustainable UA system;
            ...
Thank you to all who helped
along the way…
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Presentation of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Urban Agriculture Group on June 6, 2007 at the Bicol Science and Technology Centrum, Naga City, in conjunction with their Naga Planning Studio Course.

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Urban Agriculture in Naga City: Growing Food, Growing Partnerships, Growing Naga

  1. 1. Urban Agriculture in Naga City “Growing Food, Growing Partnerships, Growing Naga” Wednesday June 6th, 2007 PLAN 548H: Naga City Planning Studio Course Final Presentation Kathryn Hill Kaitlin Kazmierowski Dee Dee Quinnelly
  2. 2. “Food like no other commodity, allows for a political reawakening, as it touches our lives in so many ways…from the intimacy of breastfeeding to discussions at the World Trade Organization” -Welsh and MacRae, 1998
  3. 3. Presentation Outline The Naga Context Project Goal Benefits of Urban Agriculture Program Components Recommendations Conclusions
  4. 4. The Naga Context • Agricultural activity is concentrated in 11 of 27 barangays • 65.78% of Naga’s total land area is devoted to agriculture • In 1999 alone, 1660 ha were converted from agricultural uses • Rice, sugarcane, coconut and corn are the main crops produced • Current UA ordinances are prohibitive • Production pressures are changing the face of agriculture
  5. 5. The Naga Context
  6. 6. The Project Goal... To develop and promote UA in Naga City as a viable livelihood option to enhance agricultural productivity and conserve lands critical for sustainable food security
  7. 7. Why Urban Agriculture? The Benefits of a Holistic Approach • Food Security • Income Generation • Environmental Sustainability • Community Links • Growth Management • Empowerment
  8. 8. Program Components Land Use Planning & Management Education, Training and Extension Research and Development Marketing and Finance
  9. 9. Research and Development Research and development feeds agricultural sustainability • Baseline data • Technology development
  10. 10. Research and Development: Key Findings in Naga Opportunities Constraints • Technology development • Geographically-restricted focus data • Socio-economic & • Lack of databases & GIS environmental implementation assessments • Minimal farmer participation
  11. 11. Research and Development: Recommendations • Comprehensive community assessments • Create databases and incorporate GIS • Collaborate with research institutions • Adopt participatory technology development • Focus on “urban-specific” technologies
  12. 12. Education, Training and Extension Education in the foundation upon which collaboration and action flourish Farmer: Sustainable Agriculture, Political know-how Public: Holism, Schools, Universities and Popular Education Planner: UA Benefits, Facilitation Politician: UA Benefits, Enabling Mechanisms
  13. 13. Education, Training and Extension: Key Findings in Naga Opportunities Constraints • Stigmatization and low self- • CAgO’s Current Programs confidence of farmers • Extensive local knowledge • Accessibility issues • Some UA present (local skill) • Lack of multi-stakeholder collaboration • Political will (UA support) • Lack of comprehensive data to inform enabling policies
  14. 14. Education, Training and Extension: Recommendations • Database Creation: a Multi-Stakeholder Approach • Bottom-Up Education: Keep Local Needs in Mind • Make UA a Public Affair: Community Links, Food Festivals, Wellness Fairs • Link Education and Marketing: “Natural Naga”, “Bicol’s Bounty”
  15. 15. Marketing and Finance • Fosters Entrepreneurship Strategies • Credit provision • Investment in technology • Savings schemes • Tax incentives
  16. 16. Marketing and Finance: Key Findings in Naga Constraints Opportunities • Poor transport services • Strong political representation of producers and vendors • Mistrust of cooperatives • Well established infrastructure • Limited marketing assistance • Lack of alternative livelihood strategies • Uneven geographical coverage
  17. 17. Marketing and Finance: Recommendations • Improve business management assistance • Create and promote cooperatives • Provide appropriate financing schemes • Promote alternative livelihood strategies • Improve dispersion of financial and marketing strategies
  18. 18. Land Use Planning and Management Planning Supports UA • Strategic Land Use Plans • Standards for Development • Regulatory Frameworks
  19. 19. Land Use Planning and Management: Key Findings in Naga Opportunities Constraints • Proactively direct growth and • Land availability, accessibility development and usability • Comprehensive Land Use • Lack of agricultural land Plan 2000 update designation in the city proper • GIS Technology • Lack of incentives for UA designation of idle lands
  20. 20. Land Use Planning and Management: Recommendations • Assess city proper lands for UA suitability (CP lead) • Designate and integrate UA into Land Use Plan 2007 • Develop or revise municipal by-laws & legislation
  21. 21. The Policy Continuum UA Plan to Research, Education inform policy and Advocacy decisions supports UA Policy translates to action
  22. 22. Recommendations Income generation Health Benefits Environmental Empowerment Sustainability Food Security Marketing Strategies Education Research & Development Land Use & Management Institutionalization of UA
  23. 23. Turning Recommendations into Action: “The Naga Farming School” • Education centre with attached communal garden plot demonstrating sustainable agriculture • City earmarks public lands to support UA project initiative • Grounded in local needs, making use of local assets and opportunities • Showcase of Naga’s commitment to UA and sustainability
  24. 24. Conclusion We feel that Naga is on the cusp of achieving a sustainable UA system; all that remains is putting the wheels in motion in order to enable it to grow.
  25. 25. Thank you to all who helped along the way…

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