Spotlighting development in peri-urban areas. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8491: Synthesis of peri-urban interface knowledge.

Valuable knowledge has been generated about production, livelihoods and poverty at the boundaries between rural and urban areas. This will help policy makers and development agencies target support for the livelihoods of millions in these peri-urban areas—which are growing rapidly as cities expand. The synthesis of lessons learned and future directions covers 10 years of results from DFID-funded research in three city regions: Kumasi (Ghana) and Hubli-Dharwad and Kolkata (India). It found many issues common to all three regions, and tackles concerns ranging from growing higher value crops for sale in urban markets, and start-up training for small businesses, to urban waste management policy.

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.


NRSP32, 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 119.

Published 1 January 2007