Vegetable consumption in the Philippines 40 kg/capita and year Micronutrient deficiency – a lack of vitamins, minerals and other compounds necessary for good health – is a serious problem in the developing world . A lack of vitamin A is a major cause of blindness, and weakens the immune system. The deficiency is especially acute in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
Role of women
A Recipe for Healthy Cities: Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment Robert J. Holmer Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center Science Week, The WorldFish Center 18 - 22 July 2011, Penang, Malaysia
Global Urbanization Trends The Urban and Rural Population of the World (1950 to 2030)* *Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2006). World Urbanization Prospects
Global Urbanization Trends Population Growth of the Philippines (1898 to 2010) 2.3 % p.a.
Global Urbanization Trends Population Growth of Cagayan de Oro (1879 to 2006) 4.4 % p.a.
Ten areas in the city made legally available to 100 urban poor families for production of crops
Three of them are located within the premises of public elementary schools
Joint effort of academe, local government and community
Integrates aspects of solid waste management, ecological sanitation, participatory land use planning and community organizing
Urban Agriculture Pilot Project Philippines
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Jeannette M.E. Tramhel. 2010. Using Participatory Urban Design to "Close the Nutrient Loop" in the Philippines. Urban Agriculture Magazine 23 - Urban nutrient management, 30-31.
... preparing the land Allotment Garden Set-up