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Urban Agriculture, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in Post-Apartheid Metropolitan Durban, South Africa

  • Sultan Khan


This chapter seeks to evaluate the impact of the urban agricultural projects in providing food security to the urban poor in Durban. Since the dawn of democracy in 1994, South African cities have undergone massive restructuring to accommodate the national programme for reconstruction and development. This was with a view to breaking away from the apartheid style of development, which benefited the minority white capitalist class to the detriment of the majority black underclass, which was confined to urban peripheries. Despite the severity of poverty in Durban, the city is endowed with natural resources conducive to agriculture, holding out the promise of providing food security opportunities to the urban poor. Hence, the Durban metropolitan government pioneered urban agricultural projects in partnership with different stakeholders across the city.


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  • Sultan Khan
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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