This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R8287, R7872, R8365, R8090. Agriculture
and aquaculture in and around cities creates jobs, and can improve the
environment, reduce waste and provide good cheap food. Previously, the
risk of contamination from poor quality and waste water posed dangers.
But safe ways of producing fish and growing water vegetables around
cities are now available. Techniques for aquaculture and horticulture
have been tested near Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Blantyre in
Malawi, Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Bangkok in Thailand, Yaoundé in
Cameroon, Dhaka and Mymensingh in Bangladesh and Port Moresby in Papua
New Guinea. The potential for raising fish and growing vegetables to
supply booming urban markets in developing countries is enormous and
could have a major impact on improving incomes, food and nutrition.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (10 pp.) taken from the CD.
AFGP03, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 73.