Project Profile

Urban agriculture policy support in India and Ghana


Duration : January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2008
Overview:

The Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security - Cities Farming for the Future (RUAF-CFF) program was initiated to stimulate the participatory and multi-stakeholder formulation and implementation of local policies and action plans on urban agriculture that will support farmers' livelihoods while safeguarding municipal concerns related to health and other issues. The main objective of the RUAF-CFF program was to contribute to urban poverty reduction, urban food security, improved urban environmental management, empowerment of urban and peri-urban farmers, and participatory city governance. The RUAF-CFF program directly contributed to achieving MDG 1 and MDG 7 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and was succeeded by the RUAF-FStT program.

Location(s): Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Project Contact: Cofie, O.
Donor(s): NET,UNRES
Project websites : http://www.ruaf.org/node/448

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI