The urban poor : food insecurity and willingness to engage in urban agriculture

Rapid global urbanization has to keep pace with a fast-growing number of poor urban dwellers that miss natural endowments to cope with food shortages and price volatility. Hence, a broadening of safety nets for food insecure urban poor merits urgent attention on political agendas, yet, that is not an easy task, basically for two reasons. First, targeted policies require a…

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Urban agriculture in Benin: How can policy support gardeners?

Urban agriculture is a widespread activity that could contribute to realize various Sustainable Development Goals that are set by the United Nations. Calls for expanding the urban agricultural activities are, therefore, justified and merit a high priority on the political agenda. Yet, especially the organization and management of urban agriculture is much under-researched and targeted policies would benefit from more…

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