Policy review for urban and peri-urban agriculture development in Namibia

In 2014, 51 local Namibian authorities signed the Windhoek Declaration on Food and Nutrition Security. In order to support the committed policy reformulation and implementation on the ground, RUAF Foundation, with support of the World Future Council Foundation, implemented a national policy review for urban and peri-urban agriculture development in Namibia. The study reviewed different Acts and ordinances bearing on urban and peri-urban agriculture at the level of local authorities as well as Local authority council regulations, town planning schemes, structure and zoning plans, local economic development and upgrading strategies, with a focus on Windhoek. It also analysed National policies and programmes. The resulting report was validated in a workshop in December 2015 and describes policy gaps and constraints as well as policy opportunities for the promotion of urban and peri-urban agriculture specific to each of the above mentioned documents. click this link for the report