Urban agriculture and poverty reduction: Evaluating how food production in cities contributes to food security, employment and income in Malawi

  title={Urban agriculture and poverty reduction: Evaluating how food production in cities contributes to food security, employment and income in Malawi},
  author={David Mkwambisi and Evan David Gaviller Fraser and Andrew John Dougill},
  journal={Journal of International Development},
Support of urban agriculture can be used as a route to reducing urban poverty across Sub-Saharan Africa. However policy makers require more precise information on how it contributes to alleviating food insecurity and poverty problems. This study in Malawi's two main cities (Lilongwe and Blantyre) revealed two predominant ‘types’ of urban farmers: (i) low‐income, less educated, often female‐headed households, who use urban agriculture as an insurance against income losses and who can employ… 

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