DR Congo: Growing greener cities

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DR Congo: Growing greener cities

  1. 1. Growing greener<br />in the Democratic Republic of the Congo<br />cities<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  2. 2. Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  3. 3. The challenge: Urbanization<br />World urban and rural population growth (millions)<br />Source: UN-Habitat, <br />Global Urban <br />Observatory, 2008<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  4. 4. Urbanizing Africa<br />Urban population growth in Africa (%)<br />Source: Africa Environment Outlook: Past, present and future perspectives<br />(UNEP/GRID-Arendal)<br />Percentage of population residing in urban areas<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  5. 5. Effects of urbanization<br />Effects of rapid urbanization<br /><ul><li>Increasing urban poverty
  6. 6. Growing food insecurity
  7. 7. Child malnutrition
  8. 8. High unemployment</li></ul>Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  9. 9. Urban poverty and food security<br />“The world’s poor once huddled largely <br />in rural areas. In the modern world, <br />they have gravitated to cities.”<br />Gerard Piel<br />The urbanization of poverty worldwide,<br />Challenge, Vol. 10, Feb. 1997<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  10. 10. Urban poverty and food security<br />“Urban food security <br />and its related problems <br />should be placed high on the agenda <br />in the years to come.”<br />Jacques Diouf<br />FAO Director-General<br />State of food insecurity <br /> in the world 2006<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  11. 11. Urban horticulture in DR Congo<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  12. 12. Kinshasa 2025: Africa’s biggest city<br />Adapted from <br />UN-HABITAT 2008<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  13. 13. The cities<br />Five project cities<br />Kisangani<br />Kinshasa<br />MbanzaNgungu<br />Likasi<br />Lubumbashi<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  14. 14. The “Five-S” strategies<br />Strategy 1:<br />Secure land and waterresources<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  15. 15. 1. Securing land and water<br /><ul><li>UPH project activities on 1,900 ha of land
  16. 16. 1,650 ha now secured</li></ul>Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  17. 17. The “Five-S” strategies<br />Strategy 2:<br />Secure produce quality <br />and safety, protect <br />the environment<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  18. 18. 2. Securing produce quality and safety<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  19. 19. 2. Securing produce quality and safety<br /><ul><li>413 farmer field schools
  20. 20. 10,400 direct beneficiaries
  21. 21. 55 school gardens established</li></ul>Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  22. 22. The “Five-S” strategies<br />Strategy 3:<br />Secure ownership <br />by all participants <br />in the production chain<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  23. 23. 3. Ownership of the project<br /><ul><li> Microcredit facilities established
  24. 24. Direct Beneficiaries:
  25. 25. 14,500 farmers
  26. 26. 71 micro-enterprises</li></ul>Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  27. 27. 3. Ownership of the project<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  28. 28. The “Five-S” strategies<br />Strategy 4:<br />Secure market <br />outlets<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  29. 29. 4. Securing the market<br /><ul><li>Processed products sold in supermarkets
  30. 30. Marketing points in 12 neighborhoods</li></ul>Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  31. 31. The “Five-S” strategies<br />Strategy 5:<br />Secure political and institutional commitment<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  32. 32. 5. Political and institutional commitment<br /><ul><li> Government gives high priority to UPH
  33. 33. A national UPH service with decentralized offices</li></ul>Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  34. 34. Lessons learned<br /><ul><li>Highly successful framework for the implementation of UPH
  35. 35. Technical guidance and capacity-building increased effectiveness and sustainability
  36. 36. A knowledge platform for dissemination</li></ul>Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />
  37. 37. For food security, nutrition and livelihoods<br />Growing greener<br />cities<br />Democratic Republic<br />of the Congo<br />

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