Published by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture


Urban Agriculture in Zimbabwe

Implications for urban management and poverty

Beacon Mbiba
Senior Lecturer, Department of Rural & Urban Planning
University of Zimbabwe
September 1995, 238 pages

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The Making of Modern Africa Series

This book addresses the phenomenon of urban agriculture in Zimbabwe. While it acknowledges that the activity is a significant source of food and income for the urban poor, the book draws attention to development conflicts raised by the activity. It attempts to place urban agriculture within the context of urban economy, the environment, institutional concerns, gender and urban poverty. Based on ongoing research the book demonstrates that there is a potential for urban agriculture as part of the urban economy, but that the urban poor are not major beneficiaries of the activity.


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Revised September 26, 1999

Published by City Farmer
Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture