Urban Agriculture as a Sustainable Urban Livelihood in Enugu, Nigeria

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With the increase in rural-urban drift, urban poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition, the strategies to improve urban livelihood, as well as urban food security and nutrition have taken center–place in global discuss in sustainable environmental management (Klemesu 2000, Van Veenhueizen 2006). Urban Agriculture is increasing in cities in developed as well as in developing countries and the number of cities revising existing policies or formulating new policies and action programs on Urban Agriculture is growing rapidly (Van Veenhueizen, 2006). Urban Agriculture can be defined as an industry located within (intra urban) or on the fringe (peri urban) of a town, a city or a metropolis, which grows or raises, processes and distributes a diversity of food and nonfood product. They use largely human and material resources, products and services found in and around that urban area, and in turn supply human and material resources, products and services largely to that urban area. (Mougeot, 2000).


Nyainbau Iwueke


Nyainbau Iwueke - Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Management and Control. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Geography and Meteorology.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


urban agriculture, Sustainable Urban, livelihood, Nigeria

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SCIENCE / Horticulture