The growth of cities in East-Africa: consequences for urban food supply

This report summarises the results of an analysis of the trends in urban growth and food insecurity of/in cities in East Africa. it looks at how national and local policies on urban horticulture influence urban food security.

Cities include:

  • Addis Abbeba (Ethiopia)
  • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • Kampala (Uganda)
  • Antananarivo (Madagascar)
  • Nairobi and Nakuru (Kenya)

The report identifies effective strategies to strengthen urban food supply and city regional food systems. The report was prepared on request of the World Bank for the expert seminar on high value horticulture in/around fast growing cities in Eastern and Southern Africa, organised by the World Bank and GlobalHort in Nairobi, 2010.


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