Agropolis: The Social, Political and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture

Book cover Agropolis: The Social, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture
Luc J.A. Mougeot
Earthscan, IDRC
308 pages

Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide, and a sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world. This book presents the first findings of original field research projects funded by IDRC’s AGROPOLIS International Graduate Research Awards on Urban Agriculture. Countries studied include Argentina, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, France, Togo, Tunisia, the UK, and Zimbabwe. Together, these studies examine concrete strategies to better integrate “city farming” into the urban landscape.

The editor

Luc J. A. Mougeot is Senior Program Specialist at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he initiated the Cities Feeding People program initiative in 1997.