FAO's Programme forUrban and peri-urban horticulture

Growing greener cities

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Urbanization in low-income countries is accompanied by high levels of poverty, unemployment and food insecurity. Those urban poor spend
most of their income just to feed themselves. More...
Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

Leafy vegetables, tubers and herbs grown in simple containers help low-income families meet their daily needs for fresh, nutritious produce.

FAO's Programme for Urban and Peri-urban Horticulture has adopted a five-point approach to the sustainable development of the sector.

A network of national and international organizations that address the challenges of urban food security, poverty alleviation and environmental protection.

FAO projects help governments and city administrations to optimize policies, institutional frameworks and support services for UPH.