Learning from others: Banana wilt control in Eastern DRC

Despite efforts to control the disease for almost ten years, Banana Bacterial Wilt (or BXW as it is known) continues to ravage banana fields in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), especially in the North and South Kivu neighbourhoods. At the same time the disease has...[more]

Strong support for horticulture development in Africa

African governments should promote sustainable small-scale horticulture in rural, urban and peri-urban areas, in order to boost consumption of fruit and vegetables across the region. That was one of the key recommendations of the Anglophone African Regional Workshop on Promotion...[more]

International Symposium on Urban and Peri-Urban Horticulture (UPH) in the Century of Cities

The First International Symposium on Urban and Peri-Urban Horticulture (UPH) in the Century of Cities held on 6-9 December 2010 in Dakar, Senegal attracted more than 200 participants from 39 countries of Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The symposium was convened and jointly...[more]

Growing greener cities

Towns and cities in the world’s developing countries are growing on an unprecedented scale. Ten years ago, an estimated 40 percent of the developing world’s population - or 2 billion people - lived in urban areas. Since then, their numbers have expanded almost twice as fast...[more]

International symposium on urban and peri-urban horticulture in the century of cities

Horticulture in and around cities contributes to urban food supply and livelihoods.  FAO and Senegal’s Ministry of Agriculture have convened an international symposium to review experiences and foster urban and peri-urban horticulture initiatives and networking.[more]

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