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What can we learn from allotment gardens in urban areas ?


We all know that Africa is urbanizing rapidly. We also know that the share of urban poor is getting higher and they are not able to get appropriate diets for their families. Therefore, ACED launched a research project in 2016 to tests if allotment gardens in urban areas can provide urban poor with access to fresh foods and income to improve their food security situation.

Enhancing urban food security in and around the cities of Benin


Food insecurity of urban poor in Sub-Sahara Africa is a serious development challenge. The number of inhabitants grows faster than the infrastructure and basic utilities cities provide them with. This situation leads to overcrowded megapoles which have trouble to ensure poor basic needs. Moreover, nutritional situation of urban poor is daunting because they face seasonal food shortages and price volatility.

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