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Food production and ecosystem management - Articles
This report draws the attention of policymakers to urban and peri-urban horticulture, and how it can help to grow greener cities in Africa. Production of fruit and vegetables in and around urban areas has a clear comparative advantage over rural and other sources in supplying urban residents with fresh, nutritious...
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food production and ecosystem management - Articles
All urban and peri-urban forest ecosystems of Africa are – to varying but steadily increasing degrees – under pressure from their city populations. The first part of this report offers an overview of the woodfuel situation in Africa, addressing the key factors, the typology and the challenges and new issues...
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa (Africa)
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); International Cooperation Centre on Agrarian Research for Development (CIRAD)
Food production and ecosystem management - Methodology and Training Materials
This training handbook is a field guide for training urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers in safe practices when using wastewater in vegetable production. It is designed to provide complete information, knowledge and skills for safer and successful production of vegetables in urban and peri-urban farming systems. Once you have gained...
(Global coverage)
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Governance and planning - Guidelines
Cities depend on a healthy natural environment that continuously provides a range of benefits, known as ecosystem services. Some examples of ecosystem services include drinking water, clean air, healthy food, and protection against floods. Healthy ecosystems are the foundation for sustainable cities, influencing and affecting human well-being and most economic...
(Global coverage)
2011 - Coll.
Governance and planning, Sustainable diets and nutrition, Social and economic equity, Food production and ecosystem management, Food supply and distribution, Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
The report is primarily a descriptive analysis of the food system serving Bristol. In addition, the report gives some global context, and in later chapters there is a discussion of resilience in relation to inputs, outputs and threats. It includes an analysis of the positive powers that Cities have in...
United Kingdom (Europe)
2011 - Joy Carey