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.
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.