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

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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 ...

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

    • 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
    • “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
    • Presentation Outline The Naga Context Project Goal Benefits of Urban Agriculture Program Components Recommendations Conclusions
    • 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
    • The Naga Context
    • 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
    • Why Urban Agriculture? The Benefits of a Holistic Approach • Food Security • Income Generation • Environmental Sustainability • Community Links • Growth Management • Empowerment
    • Program Components Land Use Planning & Management Education, Training and Extension Research and Development Marketing and Finance
    • Research and Development Research and development feeds agricultural sustainability • Baseline data • Technology development
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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”
    • Marketing and Finance • Fosters Entrepreneurship Strategies • Credit provision • Investment in technology • Savings schemes • Tax incentives
    • 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
    • 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
    • Land Use Planning and Management Planning Supports UA • Strategic Land Use Plans • Standards for Development • Regulatory Frameworks
    • 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
    • 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
    • The Policy Continuum UA Plan to Research, Education inform policy and Advocacy decisions supports UA Policy translates to action
    • Recommendations Income generation Health Benefits Environmental Empowerment Sustainability Food Security Marketing Strategies Education Research & Development Land Use & Management Institutionalization of UA
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Thank you to all who helped along the way…