Creating a public policy framework to support urban agriculture

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This chapter reviews the development of urban agriculture policy making. It assesses the key dilemmas, challenges and tensions involved in creating policy frameworks for urban agriculture. The chapter discusses examples of cities that have developed an urban (food and) agriculture policy: Rosario (Argentina), Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Antananarivo (Madagascar), and Toronto (Canada). Based on the dilemmas, challenges and tensions faced by urban policymakers, as well as these four examples, conclusions on future policy development are drawn and trends and priorities for future research are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAchieving sustainable urban agriculture
EditorsH. Wiskerke
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBurleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
ISBN (Electronic)9780429275869
ISBN (Print)9781786763167
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2020

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    Wiskerke, J. S. C. (2020). Creating a public policy framework to support urban agriculture. In H. Wiskerke (Ed.), Achieving sustainable urban agriculture (1 ed., pp. 3-21). London: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited.