Training & Extension

Women Feeding Cities - Mainstreaming gender in urban agriculture and food security

Alice Hovorka, Henk de Zeeuw and Mary Njenga (eds.), RUAF Foundation and Practical Action Publishing, UK, 2009.

This book analyses the roles of women and men in urban food production and through case studies from three developing regions suggests how women’s contribution might be maximized. In the second part, detailed guidelines and tools show how to bring women into the mainstream of urban agriculture research and development. Providing evidence from around the world as well as field-tested guidelines, Women Feeding Cities is essential reading for both policy makers, planners, researchers and practitioners working on urban agriculture programmes.

Cities Farming for the Future - Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities

by René van Veenhuizen (ed.). RUAF Foundation, IDRC and IIRR Publishing, 2006

This book presents the progress made in the field of (intra- and peri-) urban agriculture research, policy and development since the ground breaking report UNDP publication "Urban Agriculture". In 14 chapters, experts provide a "state of the art" of the knowledge and experience gained since the mid nineties of the past century in different types of urban agriculture (horticulture, forestry, livestock,aquaculture) and various key issues for policymaking and planning on urban agriculture (multi-stakeholder involvement and gender issues, integration in urban land use planning, economic aspects and marketing, productive reuse of urban wastes, technology development for urban agriculture and financing urban agriculture.    

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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