Creating the Urban Agriculture Forum in Belo Horizonte: a multi-stakeholder experience

Ivana Cristina Lovo, Katia Maria Silveira Pessoa, Zoraya Bernadete Souza, Sonia de Fátima Rabelo Coutinho, Ana Barros, Daniela Almeida

This paper summarises work attempting to answer two apparently simple questions: Can urban agriculture reduce urban poverty? And, if it can, in what ways can poverty be reduced? It also explores the role of value chain analysis in understanding better the role of urban agriculture.