This issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine has been supported by FAO Forest Department and the European Urban Forestry Research and Information Centre (EUFORIC).
Currently the majority of the world’s population lives in cities and towns. Increasingly land is needed for urban areas to cater for the urban footprint. This often has a detrimental effect on forests and other green areas. Especially in the developing world managing urban populations will be one of the main challenges of our time.
How can trees and forests in and around urban areas help? Past experience has shown that these and other green spaces form more than just a “supplementary” urban infrastructure.
The experiences described in this Urban Agriculture Magazine show the importance of urban and periurban forestry (UPF). This concept offers important lessons and emphasizes the need to join forces with urban agriculture and other initiatives aimed at sustainable urban development.
- Linear Urban Agriculture
- Agroforestry in Periurban Cities of Abia State, Nigeria
- Promoting the Integration of Agroforestry in Urban and Periurban Kisumu
- Urban Gardening on the Small Islands of the Pacific
- Urban Forestry in China: Status and Prospects
- Fodder Shrubs for Increasing the Incomes of (Peri)urban Livestock Owners
- Urban Fodder Forests in The Gambia
- Grazing Animals as Park Managers
- Multipurpose Plantations as a Tool for Periurban Agroforestry
- Designing Spaces to Work the Land and Build Communities
- Urban Forestry Development in Beijing: A Historical Perspective
- Building a Sustainable Urban Forest
- Economics and Public Value of Urban Forests
- The Policy, Legislative and Institutional Framework for Urban Forestry in Zimbabwe
- Urban Greening and Health: merging the issues in Kenya
- Community forests in North East England