Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) faces significant pressures from rapid urban expansion and related stresses. START and UNEP recently partnered with several organizations to undertake a nine-city assessment of UPA in Africa and Asia. The assessments examined key environmental and governance dimensions of UPA to advance understanding of how increasing urban pressures on land and water resources, and intensifying climate risks, are undermining the resilience of UPA in the face of rapid urban development. The assessments are helping to better inform city-based decision making on risk management for UPA that have direct implications for advancing urban adaptation and resilience planning.
A synthesis paper based on the nine city assessments has just been published in Urban Climate and is available here online in full text form through 18 June 2015.
The assessment reports are available below.
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- West Africa Regional Stakeholder Workshop, 30-31 March & 1 April 2011, Accra, Ghana
- East Africa Regional Stakeholder Workshop, 4-5 April 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- South Asia Regional Stakeholder Workshop, 18-19 April 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal
- City Assessment Workshop, 24-26 October 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
For more information, contact Jon Padgham at email@example.com
START is working in partnership with UN Environmental Programme, the World Meteorological Organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the US Agency for International Development, the University of Ghana, the University of Dar es Salaam and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies.
Last Updated on April 30th, 2015