Urban agriculture

The urban agriculture(farming) is an emergent shape of agricultural practices in full city. She can take the shape of shared plots of land, individual and/or collective gardens and even vertical agriculture in tours. The types of concerned activities are essentially the truck farming, the small breedings and the culture of fruit trees. According to the FAO (United Nations Organization for the food and the agriculture, the urban agriculturealready supplies with the food in the quarter of the world urban population. And this trend should evolve considerably by 2030.
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The urban agriculture, it is what?

When we speak about urban agriculture, we make a reference to the culture of products realized in an urban area by the very inhabitants. To welcome the campaign in the city can become a reality in the form of shared gardens, of educational farms, or still of urban truck farming.
His interest holds in the exploitation and the optimization of spaces not used by the city as the roofs, balconies, courts, city parks …

The advantages of the urban agriculture

From a food point of view: improve the food safety by supplying fruits and fresh vegetables, diversified, biological, and consume locally.
From an environmental point of view: improve the air quality, reduce the islands of heat, protect the biodiversity,Decrease run off water, and reduce the greenhouse gas emission bound to the transport of food
From an economic point of view: decrease the price of food and why not generate new jobs.
From an urban point of view: regenerate abandoned sectors and embellish the urban landscape.
From a social point of view: stimulate the life in community and develop the feeling of membership in its district.

Result(Profit) 1: producers’ organization strengthened their capacities, propose services adapted to their members and represent them effectively with the public institutions.

To reach this result, the following activities are planned:

Strengthening of the existing OP , support for the work in network, for the creation of unions of associations at the level of districts.
Result 2: support services in the sector of the Urban Agriculture and Died Urban answers effectively the necessities of the producers.

To reach this result, the following activities are planned:

Diagnosis of the devices of training and popularization at present used and elaboration of a training program of the technicians, the in-service training of the technical staff

result3 :1 000 farmers and 50 young people improve their production and their income while reducing the negative impacts on the environment.

To reach this result, the following activities are planned:

Training of the farmers and participative experiment of agricultural practices agro ecological: diversification of the cultures, the organic fertilization, fights against the diseases and the devastating, the support for productive projects carried by farmers and their organizations: improvement of the systems of irrigation, improvement of the access to seeds and tools, organization of the marketing, the training and the insertion of young people in the agricultural activity.


food of better quality and in bigger quantity

the urban agricultural production is generally directed to the consumption in the households. in some countries only, including bangladesh, madagascar and nepal, her represents more than a third of the production sold on markets. the urban agriculture is not thus, at first sight, a source of remuneration even if, in certain countries , the part of income resulting from the urban agriculture represents 50 percent in the lower-income quintile.


the advantage of the urban agriculture in terms of food safety is translated, in most of the cases, by a better access to more nourishing and additional food. indeed, the urban households


Which practise agricultural activities tend to consume bigger quantities of food, the difference sometimes going to 30 percent of food in more. They also seem to have a more varied diet, as reveals him the increase of the number of groups of consummate food. A consumption relatively higher of vegetables, fruits and meat-based products is translated by a greater global energy contribution, as well as by a bigger food energy availability.

The urban agriculture can thus turn out very advantageous in terms of food safety. Even if his impact seems reduced, she can be crucial for certain groups of the company, such as the urban poor people as well as the women old enough to reproduction and the children.

The proposed solutions are going to vary according to countries, even in same city, according to the peculiarities of the local situation. They can also vary according to the specific activities, because the animal production in urban areas is doubtless going to raise problems more serious than the simple fact of cultivating a small garden.

In certain cases, the advantages of the urban agriculture are clearly going to compensate for the possible negative consequences, as for the environmental pollution or for the competition
To obtain already rare resources. In such cases, the decision-makers will have to promote actively the urban agriculture and find the way of integrating him into the planning of the use of the urban grounds. To supply advice as well as training on the good techniques of production could, for example, minimize certain risks such as the water pollution, the sanitary risks and the problems of hygiene of food.

In other cases, he can exist more effective manners to improve the food safety of the poor people, for example by encouraging remunerative activities of replacement, by developing the possibilities of not agricultural employment or by improving the functioning of the urban markets of foodstuffs.
The decision-makers thus have to balance carefully the various available options. To forbid straightaway the agricultural activities in cities, like that was often the case in past, is not inevitably the best alternative. The interventions rather have to aim at improving the rights of the use of lands and at specifying what are the authorized activities and where they are allowed. For lack of a detailed analysis, the decision-makers risk to miss the possibility of integrating better the agricultural activities into the urban development and of making so that these contribute to the social, economic and environmental sustainability.

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