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  1. Peri-urban areas are zones of transition from rural to urban land uses located between the outer limits of urban and regional centres and the rural environment. The boundaries of peri-urban areas are porous and transitory as urban development extends into rural and industrial land. Irrespective...
     
  2. 2010-09-01 A case study on the introduction of the microgardening technology in The Gambia (West Africa)  
  3. Peri-urban areas have enormous potential to play a positive role in enhancing urban sustainability at the global level. This is because cities in all countries have to face the challenges posed by urban sprawl. The process of urbanization will continue to grow exponentially in the coming decades....
     
  4. Abstract, POS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2021 Schistosomiasis is an infectious parasitic disease and one of the 20 diseases considered by the World Health Organization as a neglected tropical disease. It is typically associated with poor environmental and sanitary conditions, primarily...
     
  5. 2007-01-01 Urban agriculture is a dynamic concept that comprises a variety of livelihood systems ranging from subsistance production and processing at the household level to more commercial agriculture. This FAO document explores contriutions of UA and UPA (peri-urban) to soiclal, economic and ecological...  
  6. Abstract, Progress in Development Studies, 2002 This paper reviews the current state of literature on peri-urban research in sub-Saharan Africa. This research has been led by multi-lateral and bilateral development agencies that have sought to find a role in urban development. The review finds...
     
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  8. This book describes research conducted so far in the two selected case study city-regions: Kumasi in Ghana and Hubi-Dharwad in India. The knowledge generated is consolidated here, gaps in knowledge identified and implications for livelihoods of peri-urban dwellers described.  
  9. The rapid growth of cities in the developing world is placing enormous demands on urban food supply systems. Agriculture – including horticulture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, and fodder and milk production – is increasingly spreading to towns and cities. Urban agriculture provides fresh food,...  
  10. This book shows similarities and differences in how resources may be effectively managed to provide sufficient food supplies for city residents.