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The Contribution of Research–Development Partnerships to Building Urban Agriculture Policy

  • Diana Lee-Smith
  • Gordon Prain
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Abstract

This final chapter draws conclusions about the prospects for urban agriculture policy and institutional change based on analysis of the towns and cities examined in this book, each of which casts a different light on a common effort to develop or adapt institutions that will come to terms with the on-the-ground reality of urban agriculture. The research-development partnerships established are examined in a broad conceptual framework and more specifically in relation to the investment in research. A political science perspective examining the power relations between the various actors involved is advocated. Political shifts toward inclusive and democratic governance, including the development of civil society, appear to favor the development of urban agriculture policies and institutions, as does research. The building of research-to-policy platforms may have been key factors influencing such developments in all three capital cities examined.

Keywords

Civil Society Informal Settlement Urban Agriculture Urban Food International Development Research Centre 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mazingira InstituteNairobiKenya
  2. 2.Urban HarvestInternational Potato Center (CIP)LimaPeru

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