Acknowledging the dynamics of growing cities in Africa, urban agriculture is stressed to play an important role in creating resilient and sustainable food systems through production, as well as employment and income diversification. With the rapid growth of urban centres, access to land and water (of adequate quality) is a critical concern for urban farmers. Despite the challenges faced of access to marginal land and water, small-scale agricultural practices dynamically adapt to urban expansion in order to persist. Consumers remain dependent on urban farming for the availability of leafy vegetables as an indispensable part of their diet
This PhD research is part of the Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS) graduate school. The research is a collaboration between Ardhi University (School of Environmental Sciences and Technology) and Wageningen University (Water Resources Management group and Environmental Policy group) and closely aligns with work of other institutes working in the domain of urban water and agriculture.