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Food Production in Urban Areas

A Study of Urban Agriculture in Accra, Ghana

by Kwaku Obosu-Mensah

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Published by Ashgate Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agriculture & related industries,
  • Development economics,
  • Development studies,
  • Social groups & communities,
  • Agricultural Engineering (Specific Aspects),
  • Use Of Urban Lands,
  • Political Science,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Developing countries,
  • Industries - General,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • Public Policy - Regional Planning,
  • Accra,
  • Food supply,
  • Ghana,
  • History,
  • Urban agriculture

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10826993M
    ISBN 100754610292
    ISBN 109780754610298

    As the concept of local food and urban gardening gains popularity, urban agriculture, with its benefits and obstacles, is coming to many cities. The issues surrounding food production in urban areas are outlined in a paper recently published by Wortman and Sarah Taylor Lovell in the September-October issue of Journal of Environmental Quality. lost when people move from rural to urban areas. Preparation methods and different combinations of food can improve consumption and uptake of micronutrients. The recipes in this book were collected and documented under the UrbanFoodPlus project financially supported by the Federal Ministry of.

    The U.S. food system (described in Chapter 2) is widely recognized to have direct and indirect effects on the environment. The degree to which each sector of the food system affects the environment depends on a variety of natural and human-driven processes. For example, increased use of mineral fertilizers is responsible for much of the growth in productivity in U.S. agriculture over the past. Population growth rates for rural areas have been significantly lower than in urban (metro) areas since the mids, and the gap widened considerably after the housing-market crisis in and the Great Recession that followed. The gap between rural and urban growth rates has narrowed slightly in recent years but remains significant.

      Food insecurity is a growing issue in the Global North 1,2, where the majority of the population (sometimes in excess of 80%) lives in urban areas production in urban areas Cited by: 2.   In urban areas, we can bike, walk, and use public transportation to get from place to place, and we typically don’t have to go very far to get the resources that we need, such as food and clothes. If we do have to drive somewhere, there are now increasing resources available for car sharing programs, electric car charging stations, and park.


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Food Production in Urban Areas: A Study of Urban Agriculture in Accra, Ghana [Obosu-Mensah, Kwaku] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Food Production in Urban Areas: A Study of Urban Agriculture in Accra, GhanaCited by: 5. Urban Agriculture and Short Chain Food Marketing in Developing Countries.

Paule Moustier and Henk Renting. Urban Agriculture’s Contributions to Urban Food Security and Nutrition. Maria Gerster-Bentaya. Productive and Safe Use of Urban Organic Wastes and Wastewater in Urban Food Production Systems in Low-income Countries.

A growing literature under the heading of urban agriculture extols the virtues for urban food security and poverty reduction of farming in urban areas of developing countries. This paper critically examines this literature, with particular reference to the spread of food production in and around sub-Saharan African cities and : Frank Ellis, James Sumberg.

Because daily food intake does not depend on their unstable daily income, poor families gain control over the quantity, quality, and stability of their diet. Benefits of Urban Agriculture. Chapter 7 Fourth Revision —1 Dec Page 2.

Table Impact of urban agriculture on health, nutrition, and well-being. Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply.

As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a /5(25). Food in this context is taken to mean grains, vegetables, fruit, meat, milk and fish. Food production in and around urban areas is not new (Mougeot, a, b, pp.

In past historical eras, cities and city states included gardens for crop production in the urban landscape, and they often contained large populations of animals. Urban food production Just as walls and roofs of buildings provide a surface for greening in dense urban areas with very little ground-level space, they also represent a possible location for urban food production.

In some parts of the world large areas of rooftops in inner urban areas are being transformed into urban farms.

Urban agriculture produces 15 to 20 per cent of the world’s food supply and could play a major role in achieving global food security. Urban agriculture refers to the production of both food and non-food products in urban and peri-urban areas. The growth of urban agriculture is a result of a global increase in migration from rural to urban areas.

WHAT is urban food production. Third, it is predicted that climate change will significantly decrease the total available arable land area on the planet as a result of a combination of drought, flooding, and rapid changes in local ecologies.

A study published in Science suggests that, due to climate change, "southern Africa could lose more. Urban sustainability is dependent on ensuring sustainable food security and food production. Most of the world’s poor live in rural areas – more than three quarters to be precise – while rates.

For a long time, urban areas have been dependent on surrounding peri-urban and rural areas for satisfying their food demands [17]. However, the rapid urbanization trends are now influencing the. food insecurity, and areas at most risk of food insecurity. production in localized areas of the country.

Poverty is a major barrier to food access, with almost two-thirds Other than the urban areas of Copperbelt and Lusaka, most of the population resides in Eastern, Northern and Southern. Urban farming makes eating local, nutritious, sustainable food a reality for those living in cities.

It must be said that urban farming isn’t a magical solution for sustainability. Continuing to develop and expand on these innovative farming technologies is going to play an integral role in feeding the ever-expanding population of our planet. Urban food production through urban agriculture is becoming part of urban develoment for a variety of reasons.

There is increased production in periurban areas of cities in the developing countries. rural to mostly urban. Significantly, food insecurity and malnutrition are more wide-spread in low-income urban areas than in poor villages, calling for food production within urban areas to provide non-money benefits to the poor.

Myths and Reality Despite all these benefits, urban agriculture is a poorly understood industry. Urban. Furthermore, food in the smaller food stores typical of rural environments is often of lower quality than the food available in the larger grocery stores found mainly in urban settings, reducing the access of rural populations to higher quality fresh and frozen foods.

26, 34 Price also influences food choice; and larger food stores in urban. Book Description: The integration of food into urban planning is a crucial and emerging topic.

Urban planners, alongside the local and regional authorities that have traditionally been less engaged in food-related issues, are now asked to take a central and active part in understanding how food is produced, processed, packaged, transported, marketed, consumed, disposed of and recycled in our.

Environment and Food Production Areas (EFPAs) were introduced to protect vital agricultural lands surrounding metropolitan Adelaide from urban encroachment. The EFPAs operate in a similar way to the Character Preservation Areas in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.

Urban agriculture is an important practice in developing contries, and it is seen as one of the means of alleviating poverty.

In addition to exploring the economic importance of urban agriculture, this book looks in detail at the sociological issues involved such as social inequality and gender.

Environment and Food Production Areas (EFPAs) were introduced under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act on 1 April to protect vital agricultural lands surrounding metropolitan Adelaide from urban encroachment. Michael Pollan looks at food production through four meals. One is a fast-food meal, the other is an industrial-scale organic meal, then there is a small-scale organic meal and finally he actually goes out and either grows or kills, in the case of the meat, the entire meal himself.

That is the g: Urban Areas. And dairy farming in peri-urban area requires other policies than large-scale horticulture in those areas." At the same time, urban or peri-urban food .At least 55% of the world’s population already lives in urban areas and 80% of all food produced globally is destined for consumption in urban spaces.

Social, economic and environmental sustainability of food systems and the evolution of urban diets will be largely dependent on the management of food systems in urban and peri-urban areas.