To help developing countries meet the challenges of massive and rapid urbanization, FAO launched in 2001 a multidisciplinary initiative, Food for the Cities, which aims at ensuring the access of urban populations to safe food and to healthy and secure environments.
FAO's Programme for Urban and Peri-urban Horticulture is a key component of the Food for the Cities initiative. It helps governments and city administrations to optimize policies, institutional frameworks and support services for UPH, to improve production and marketing systems, and to enhance the horticulture value chain.
Programme for Urban and Peri-urban Horticulture
Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy