Health

Gardens of Hope: Urban micro-farming as a complementary strategy for mitigation of the HIV-AIDS pandemic (2005)

RUAF organized in cooperation with the South African NGO Abilimi Bezekhaya and with financial support of the EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Netherlands a regional workshop and study visit on "Urban micro-farming as a complementary strategy for mitigation of the HIV-AIDS pandemic" which took place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, 17-25 August 2005.
The proceedings of the workshop and a video on the study visit are available.

E-conference: Agricultural use of untreated urban wastewater in low income countries (2004)

The electronic conference "Agricultural use of untreated wastewater in low income countries" (24 June - 5 July 2002) was jointly organized by RUAF and the International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka and attracted 325 participants from 73 countries. 
Topic 1 Strategies to ensure proper management by the farmers of the health and environmental risks associated with the use of untreated wastewater.
Topic 2 Strategies to ensure prevention and reduction of industrial contamination of domestic sewage and rivers that are used for irrigation.

The following documents are available on line: the 2 discussion papers, a number of case studies and the conclusions and recommendations. 

Annotated Bibliography on Urban Agriculture

by Wietse Bruinsma and Wilfrid Hertog (Eds.), RUAF and Sida, 2002

The annotated bibliography contains a comprehensive literature overview under 16 subject headings. Each chapter contains a "state of the art" paper on the subject followed by selected literature references with abstracts.
The bibliography and the state of the thematic papers were prepared by RUAF Foundation member organization ETC, the Netherlands, in cooperation with TUAN, New York and a large number of experts in other organisations, with financial support of Sida, Sweden and published by RUAF and Sida in 2002. 

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