START, 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, is undertaking a 9-city assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture.
The assessment focuses on how rapid urbanization and global environmental change, including climate change, is affecting food production systems. Such systems can generate a significant portion of the fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, eggs, fish, dairy and other non-staple foods in cities that contribute significantly to dietary diversity for urban dwellers and are a key livelihood resource of the urban poor. The assessment is supported by the European Commission with co-support from UNEP and additional support from the US Agency for International Development.
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, Nairobi, Kenya
Last Updated on June 4th, 2012