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Title:Urban agriculture in Zimbabwe: implications for urban management and poverty
Author:Mbiba, BeaconISNI
Series:The Making of Modern Africa
City of publisher:Aldershot
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subject:urban agriculture
Abstract:This book on urban agriculture in Zimbabwe is based on research conducted in Zimbabwe, notably in Harare, since 1991. The book places urban agriculture within the context of urban economy, urban management and urban development. The research has so far confirmed the role of urban agriculture for household food supplies, the employment of women and children, and the use of otherwise underutilized land. Furthermore, evidence is provided to show that urban agriculture does not benefit the poorest of the poor; indeed these have no access to the land as a result of both formal and informal gate-keeping processes in the city. Attention is paid to, amongst others, the gender dimension of urban agriculture, space availability and utilization, environmental issues, urban cattle farming, institutional concerns, and the quest to link urban agriculture to broader issues, such as housing supply and the fiscal base of local authorities.