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Title:Urban farmers in Nakuru, Kenya
Authors:Foeken, Dick W.J.ISNI
Owuor, Samuel O.ISNI
Year:2000
Issue:45
Pages:116
Language:English
Series:ASC working paper
City:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:urban agriculture
land use
agricultural land
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12880
Abstract:The present report contains the result of a general survey, carried out in June-July 1999, on farming practices performed by the inhabitants of Nakuru town, Kenya. The two major objectives of the survey were: 1) to collect basic data on farming by the Nakuru townspeople and 2) to provide the municipal authorties of Nakuru with information on urban agriculture. The survey provided data on such topics as the extent of farming in Nakuru town in terms of both geographical distribution and numbers of households, the types of farming in town, the amounts of food produced, the types of inputs used, the constraints which farming in town faces, the characteristics of the urban farming households as opposed to the non-farming households, the reasons to farm in town and the importance attached to it, and the extent of rural farming by Nakuru town dwellers. The publication is online available at http://www.cityfarmer.org/nakuru.html.
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