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Sustainable Financing and Urban Agriculture


Urban agriculture Magazine No. 26

Oct 2013


Sustainable financing can be viewed from two perspectives. According to the first, an adequate mix of public and private financing, and significant reliance on local finance options, for any activity is necessary to avoid dependency on external funding (often project related). The second perspective relates to the purpose of the investment, focusing here on value chains in the sanitation and (peri)urban agricultural (UPA) sectors.

This issue, no. 26, is a collaborative effort of the RUAF Foundation and WASTE, both members of the Dutch WASH Alliance (six Dutch NGOs). The emphasis is on exploring options for the financing of urban agriculture as part of the sanitation value chain: valorisation of urban waste with clear benefit impacts to the urban and periurban agricultural sector.


Sustainable Financing, scaling up WASH and Urban Agriculture

SUPURBFOOD; learning from the Global South

Financing Urban Agriculture: Seeking the right mix of subsidies, credit, savings, and resource mobilisation

From Microsavings and Lending to Linkages with the Central Bank

Guarantee Loans for Urban Agriculture in Gampaha, Sri Lanka

Developing Typologies for Resource Recovery Businesses

The African Finance Facility

Experiences in Developing and Supporting a Lead Sanitation Business in Malawi

Waste Ventures Fund, experiences by WASTE

Harvesting Knowledge on Sustainable Financing in the
Philippines, the ISSUE programme

Safe and Productive Use of Wastes for Urban Agriculture, RUAF in the WASH programme

Business Opportunities in Safe and Productive Use of Waste in Tamale, Ghana

WASH and Food Security in Surkhet District, Nepal

Linking WASH to the National Programme on Urban Agriculture in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Urban – Rural Linkages and WASH in Kajiado County, Kenya

Read the complete magazine here.