Stimulating innovation in urban agriculture
Authors: van Veenhuizen,R.
Produced by: RUAF Urban Agriculture Magazine (2008)
Urban farming systems are in constant development as urban farmers adapt their existing practices or come up with new ones, yet are rarely given formal support for their innovations. This issue of looks at how urban farmers can be supported in their efforts to improve their livelihoods.
The issue is a collaborative effort of the RUAF, the Prolinnova (Promoting Local Innovation) network and Urban Harvest, an initiative of CGIAR and draws on experiences of urban farming from around the world. Some articles merely promote innovations, while others discuss ways to stimulate the innovation capacity of the farmers themselves. Titles include the following:
- Promoting Local Innovation in Rural Agriculture: experience and lessons for urban settings
- Innovative Wastewater Recycling in an Indian Village: linking the rural with the urban
- Innovations in Greenhouse Rainwater Harvesting system in Beijing, China
- Cleaning, Greening and Feeding Cities: Local initiatives in recycling waste in Kampala, Uganda
- Urban Agriculture in Msunduzi Municipality, South Africa
- Innovations in Producer-Market Linkages: Urban field schools and organic markets in Lima
- Urban Agriculture as Social Justice Change Agent and Economic Engine
- Innovations in Urban Livestock Keeping in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia