Peri-urban agriculture remains an important livelihood activity. It offers opportunities for the production of high value, perishable products for urban consumers along with environmental benefits, including management of urban waste as an agricultural resource. However, security and return on labour input varies widely when analysed by gender and poverty level. Activities that enhance or rehabilitate natural resources give the most positive economic outcomes.
Mattingly, M., Gregory, P. and Walls, M. 2006. Agriculture remains a vital component in peri-urban livelihood strategies. Policy brief. Annex G of the Final Technical Report of project R8491. London: Development Planning Unit, University College London. 3 pp.
Agriculture remains a vital component in peri-urban livelihood strategies.