What's so urban about agriculture? Dar es Salaam development planning must include farming to secure food security for all
IF you eat you support agriculture; food is a basic human need. However, few of us see agriculture as a component of a modern city. In cities we often forget that every time we eat we are depending on someone else to grow our food. Where will we turn to for food in the future? Unfortunately, urban agriculture is not viewed as a vital part of an urban development. This is not just a problem in Dar es Salaam, but all over the world...
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18th Apr 10 13:10
Well planned and organized development of urban farming, especially within the outskirts of the major cities like Dar es Salaam could be a major source of employment and fresh – high quality food supplies to the cities. The territories most suitable for dairy, chicken, pig and vegetables farming, etc, could be identified within the outskirts of major cities and the necessary infrastructures and the conditions that need to be fulfilled by the would be a farmer in order to enhance the most efficient evolution of the specialized farming activity within an earmarked territory put in place. Sources of seed capital based on bank loans could be identified and put in place. Individual and corporate private investors (local and foreign) could be invited, resulting into the evolution of well specialized urban agro-animal industries, also useful as sources of employment to the huge numbers of the unemployed in the cities. Once the farms are in place farming and animal grazing within the unsuitable territories in the cities could end and the safety of urban food supplies (e.g. vegetables) guaranteed.
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