This issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine is a joint effort of the RUAF Global Partnership and Hivos with the ICLEI and RUAF supported CityFood Network. In this upcoming magazine we would like to explore the issue of Food Policy Councils (FPCs).
This Atlas summarises recent interdisciplinary research to address different components of West African urban food systems, including urban and peri-urban agriculture.
Despite a growing body of literature on food and cities, the issue of planning cities in such a way they will increase food security and nutrition, not only for the affluent segments of society but primarily for the poor, is much less discussed, and much less informed by practices. This volume intends to fill this gap by putting more than 20 city-based experiences in perspective.