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IDRC and Its Partners in Sub-Saharan Africa 2000–2008

  • Luc J.A. Mougeot
  • Francois Gasengayire
  • Diana Lee-Smith
  • Gordon Prain
  • Henk de Zeeuw
Chapter

Abstract

The peer-reviewed studies in this book are part of a larger set of ongoing urban agriculture initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this chapter we highlight the role played by international collaboration in supporting these, focusing on a group of institutions and how their interactions have evolved over time. Even though these institutions only formalised their programs on urban agriculture over the last decade or so, several were already active in the field earlier. The ideas and concepts associated with urban agriculture have been around for even longer, while the reality of urban agriculture itself dates as far back as humanity’s first urban settlements. For one, the “garden city” concept is rooted in modern urban planning (Smit et al. 1996; Lee-Smith & Cole 2008).

Keywords

Urban Agriculture International Water Management Institute International Development Research Centre International Livestock Research Institute Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luc J.A. Mougeot
    • 1
  • Francois Gasengayire
    • 2
  • Diana Lee-Smith
    • 3
  • Gordon Prain
    • 4
  • Henk de Zeeuw
    • 5
  1. 1.International Development Research Centre (IDRC)OttawaCanada
  2. 2.IDRC, Eastern and Southern AfricaNairobiKenya
  3. 3.Mazingira InstituteNairobiKenya
  4. 4.Urban HarvestInternational Potato Center (CIP)LimaPeru
  5. 5.ETCLeusdenThe Netherlands

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