Can Schools be Agents of Urban Agriculture Extension and Seed Production?

  • Fred Baseke
  • Richard Miiro
  • Margaret Azuba
  • Maria Kaweesa
  • Moses Kalyebara
  • Peter King’ori


With increasing recognition of the role of agriculture in the livelihoods of urban and peri-urban communities all over the world, attention is focusing on it as one possible mechanism toward achievement of the Millennium Development Goals on hunger, poverty and the alleviation of urban slum conditions. This chapter describes an experiment aimed at improving urban and peri-urban agriculture outputs in the city of Kampala by working with schools.


Urban Agriculture Maize Variety Household Food Security Agriculture Extension Demonstration Plot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Baseke
    • 1
  • Richard Miiro
    • 1
  • Margaret Azuba
    • 2
  • Maria Kaweesa
    • 3
  • Moses Kalyebara
    • 4
  • Peter King’ori
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ExtensionMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  2. 2.Agriculture DepartmentKampala City CouncilKampalaUganda
  3. 3.Environmental AlertKampalaUganda
  4. 4.Plan UgandaKampalaUganda
  5. 5.Emergency Nutrition Consultant, UNICEF RwandaRwandaKigali

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