Policy narrative: Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Tamale

Tamale, the capital of Ghana’s Northern region, is a fast-growing metropolis situated in the Guinea savannah. It has a tradition of urban and peri-urban cultivation, and its current rapid growth means that there is a need to analyse the role of urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) in the city’s sustainable development.

This policy narrative on urban and peri-urban agriculture in Tamale was produced under the
auspices of the UrbanFoodPlus research programme and the
Ghana Water Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (WASH), with the involvement of the
International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the RUAF Foundation, the University for Development Studies (UDS) and the Urban Agriculture Network (URBANET).

See also this draft city strategic agenda on urban and peri-urban agriculture in Tamale.


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