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Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment
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Science Forum Day 3 - Robert Holmer - A Recipe for Healthy Cities - Vegetable Production in the Urban Environment

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  • 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
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    • 1. 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
    • 2. 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
    • 3. Global Urbanization Trends Population Growth of the Philippines (1898 to 2010) 2.3 % p.a.
    • 4. Global Urbanization Trends Population Growth of Cagayan de Oro (1879 to 2006) 4.4 % p.a.
    • 5. Global Urbanization Trends
    • 6. Global Urbanization Trends
    • 7. Global Urbanization Trends
    • 8. Global Urbanization Trends
    • 9. Global Urbanization Trends
    • 10. Urban Challenge: Sanitation Major challenges facing urban areas: Picture: Nikki Sandino M Victoriano
    • 11. Urban Challenge: Solid Waste Management Major challenges facing urban areas: Picture: Jana Gerold
    • 12. Urban Challenge: Food and Nutritional Security “ Double disease burden” Source: WHO Data 2006 > 20 % of population over 18 years old is obese > 30 % of public school children are undernourished
    • 13. National vegetable availability vs. health/nutrition status Health status indicator: Children under 5 mortality rate Nutrition status indicator: Children under 5 underweight
    • 14. Benefits of vegetables <ul><li>Vegetables are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High value crops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relatively easy to grow in different environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide employment, especially for women and other vulnerable groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide micronutrients, vitamins, dietary fiber and protein </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to balanced diets </li></ul></ul>
    • 15. Urban agriculture Allotment Garden Munich, Germany
    • 16. Reichstag, Berlin (1945)
    • 17. Reichstag, Berlin (1946)
    • 18. Berlin, 1946
    • 19. Reichstag building, Berlin (2006)
    • 20. Vegetable production at the White House garden & in front of San Francisco City Hall
    • 21. <ul><li>Allotment gardens in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ten areas in the city made legally available to 100 urban poor families for production of crops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Three of them are located within the premises of public elementary schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint effort of academe, local government and community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates aspects of solid waste management, ecological sanitation, participatory land use planning and community organizing </li></ul></ul>Urban Agriculture Pilot Project Philippines
    • 22. Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Jeannette M.E. Tramhel. 2010. Using Participatory Urban Design to &quot;Close the Nutrient Loop&quot; in the Philippines. Urban Agriculture Magazine 23 - Urban nutrient management, 30-31.
    • 23. ... preparing the land Allotment Garden Set-up
    • 24. Philippine Allotment Garden
    • 25. <ul><li>About 70 % of vegetables produced are sold to outside customers who come to the garden </li></ul><ul><li>About 5 % are give-aways for friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>25 % is used for own consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable consumption has increased for all gardening families (has doubled for ¾ of the families) </li></ul><ul><li>20 % income increase </li></ul><ul><li>Many non-monetary benefits such as enjoying quality time with friends and family, enhanced community values, better health, increased self-esteem. </li></ul>Major Results of Philippine Allotment Garden Program
    • 26. Vegetable production can take place in small spaces and can still be productive. Ingenuity is the key! Container gardening
    • 27. Opportunities and Threats <ul><li>Security of Tenure </li></ul><ul><li>Favorable policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National School Garden Program of the Philippines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>42,000 gardens in all public schools until 2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connected with community and home garden program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary/cross-sectoral approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Increased public awareness of benefits of healthier nutrition </li></ul>
    • 28. Prosperity for the Poor, Health for All! Thank you very much!

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