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Urban Agriculture: A Response to Food Insecurity? Lubumbashi city, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Guinea pig keepers in the North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Neil Palmer. Larger image here.

By Nyumbaiza Tambwe
Conference paperKMAfrica
2009 Dakar

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Introduction

The paper attempts to establish a relationship between urban agriculture and food security. In other words, it seeks to examine the impact of agricultural activities taking place within and around the city of Lubumbashi on household level. The paper uses the sustainable livelihood approach based on the theories of alternative development. Instead of identifying all strategies used in urban areas, the study focuses on urban agriculture because of its potential as source of food and income. On methodological level, using the non-probability sampling, the city was divided into its seven administrative wards. As each ward is administratively divided into areas, each area was taken as reference for the selection of informants.

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December 9, 2009   Comments Off on Urban Agriculture: A Response to Food Insecurity? Lubumbashi city, Democratic Republic of Congo