This book describes the valuable contribution that urban agriculture is making to food security and urban sanitation in the cities of West and Central. It also presents a strategy for launching a multistakeholder network on urban agriculture, and does so with input and support from producers; NGOs; national, regional, and international research institutions; donors; and policymakers and government officials at both the municipal and national levels.
Olanrewaju B. Smith holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Liege in Belgium and a PhD in Animal and Poultry Nutrition from the University of Guelph in Canada. From 1989 to 1997, Dr Smith worked as Senior Program Specialist and Regional Representative for IDRC's office in Dakar, Senegal. He is currently a Senior Program Specialist at IDRC headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.