African Urban Harvest

Agriculture in the Cities of Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda

  • Gordon Prain
  • Diana Lee-Smith
  • Nancy Karanja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Cameroon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Gordon Prain
      Pages 1-11
    3. Gordon Prain, Diana Lee-Smith
      Pages 13-35
    4. Athanase Bopda, Randall Brummett, Sandrine Dury, Pascale Elong, Samuel Foto-Menbohan, James Gockowski et al.
      Pages 39-59
    5. Thomas Dongmo, François Meffeja, Jean Marin Fotso, Christian Nolte
      Pages 61-70
  3. Uganda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Sonii David, Diana Lee-Smith, Julius Kyaligonza, Wasike Mangeni, Sarah Kimeze, Lucy Aliguma et al.
      Pages 97-122
    3. Fred Baseke, Richard Miiro, Margaret Azuba, Maria Kaweesa, Moses Kalyebara, Peter King’ori
      Pages 123-138
    4. Robinah Nyapendi, Rupert Best, Shaun Ferris, John Jagwe
      Pages 139-165
    5. George W. Nasinyama, Donald C. Cole, Diana Lee-Smith
      Pages 167-190
  4. Kenya

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Mary Njenga, Dannie Romney, Nancy Karanja, Kuria Gathuru, Stephen Kimani, Sammy Carsan et al.
      Pages 193-212
    3. Nancy Karanja, Mary Njenga, Kuria Gathuru, Anthony Karanja, Patrick Muendo Munyao
      Pages 213-228
    4. Erastus K. Kang’ethe, Alice Njehu, Nancy Karanja, Mary Njenga, Kuria Gathuru, Anthony Karanja
      Pages 229-247
    5. Sammy Carsan, Dennis Osino, Paul Opanga, Anthony J. Simons
      Pages 249-263
  5. Urban Agriculture and Institutional Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Luc J.A. Mougeot, Francois Gasengayire, Diana Lee-Smith, Gordon Prain, Henk de Zeeuw
      Pages 267-285
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-322

About this book


Over the past two decades, how has urban agriculture changed in sub-Saharan Africa? Is city farming now better integrated into environmental management and city governance? And, looking ahead, how might urban agriculture address the needs of the low-income households and modernizing cities of Africa? In this book, leading specialists in the fields of urban agriculture and urban environment present a unique collection of case studies that examines the growing role of local food production in urban livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. Amongst many issues, the authors probe the changing role of urban agriculture, the risks and benefits of crop–livestock systems, and the opportunities for making locally produced food more easily available and more profitable. Concluding chapters reflect on the policy and governance implications of greater integration of urban natural resources and the built environment, an expanded role for urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and the crucial role of women in urban food systems. African Urban Harvest will be of interest to decision-makers, development professionals, researchers, academics, and students and educators in urban planning, development studies, African studies, and environmental studies.


Africa agroforestry development famine forestry urban agriculture urban development

Editors and affiliations

  • Gordon Prain
    • 1
  • Diana Lee-Smith
    • 2
  • Nancy Karanja
    • 3
  1. 1.CIPUrban HarvestLa Molina, LimaPeru
  2. 2.Mazingira InstituteNairobiKenya
  3. 3.Urban Harvest, CIPNairobiKenya

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Potato Center (CIP) 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6249-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6250-8
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