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NEWS & VIEWS

PANDEMIC HAS ACCELERATED URBAN FARMING

October 15, 2020

  • In April this year access to healthy and safe food became a key concern for many people.

  • Lockdowns had devastating effects on food access for the poor.

  • The pandemic hastened the need for urban farming.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Kimani-Murage is leading the APHRC's Right to Food Initiative. Photo at right.

  • The Wellcome Trust Right to Food Project partners with community-organized groups in informal settlements in Nairobi to articulate their experiences with food security in their environment.

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NAIROBI ESTABLISHES FRAMEWORK FROM WHICH URBAN AGRICULTURE CAN FLOURISH

January 2, 2018

  • The Urban Agriculture Promotion and Regulation Act establishes a regulatory framework under which urban agriculture in Nairobi may be practiced.

  • This is a preliminary step that calls for the Executive Committee Member of the Advisory Board to prepare a strategic plan for future agricultural programs. It also ensures that the issue of urban agriculture is included in the county’s deliberations regarding urban planning, food policy, and market infrastructure.

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