Cities Feeding People: An Examination of Urban Agriculture by Diana Lee-Smith, International Development Research Centre

By Diana Lee-Smith, International Development Research Centre (Canada), Axumite G. Egziabher, Daniel G. Maxwell

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Urban food supplies in developing countries can no longer be taken for granted and there is ample evidence from world cities that food is turning into a basic luxury for the urban poor in particular. These findings are collapsing the myth of urban privilege over rural neglect, as far as food security is concerned. Urban food production has grown into a complex and thriving industry, in terms of practicing households and its supply of many nutritious food items to urban markets. Also, there is a growing body of data on the benefits accruing to practicing households, in terms of self-grown food intake, child nutritional status and general health, cash savings and generated income.

Weight-for-height Z-score comparison (indicative of wasting or short-term malnutrition). Source: SCF nutrition survey (Riley 1987). Note: The p value is equivalent to that for Student s t-test, because there are only two samples. Note: These data were collected in March 1987, during the early part of the rainy season. With the exception of swamp agriculture where certain crops are grown during the dry season, it is not a time of year when people would be harvesting and consuming food that they had produced themselves in the city.

153, 277, 284). Crop selection is not haphazard, it depends on local water supply, soil conditions, distance from home, plot size, use of product, and the gardener s control over future use of the plot. Over 60 kinds of vegetables are grown by Hong Kong farmers (Yeung 1985, p. 20). Tricaud (1988, pp. 11, 33-34) identified some 74 species in Freetown and lbadan gardens in short-cycle, annual-cycle, and semiperennial crops, including starchy crops, nuts, legumes, leaf vegetables, condiments for sauces, vegetables eaten raw, fruits, stimulants and medicinal plants, herb teas, spices, extractable products and raw materials, and fencing and decorative plants.

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