The viability of urban agriculture in reducing food insecurity in Gweru, Mkoba 19 surburb

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ABSTRACT

The paper examined the viability of urban agriculture in reducing food insecurity in Gweru,

Mkoba 19 suburb. The study aimed to ascertain the prevalence of urban agriculture, its effects on

food security and the challenges to its practice. A questionnaire was administered to 107

household heads engaged in urban agriculture. The study revealed that urban agriculture had

been widely adopted by the households in the suburb. It provided a variety of foods to

households such a meat, vegetables and the staple mealie-meal thereby making food available

and accessible to the households, it also provided employment and income to the households.

The challenges to the practice were the shortage of water, land, and lack of technical and

institutional support, poor laws on urban agriculture, poor market linkages, the consumption of

crops by livestock and the scarcity funds which resulted in poor production. The study

recommended that the government should come up with an explicit broad policy on urban

agriculture and should also empower local governments to make by-laws that support urban

agriculture as a legitimate economic activity. Measures were also suggested to address the

challenges to urban agriculture in Mkoba 19.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). The viability of urban agriculture in reducing food insecurity in Gweru, Mkoba 19 surburb. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-viability-of-urban-agriculture-in-reducing-food-insecurity-in-gweru-mkoba-19-surburb

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "The viability of urban agriculture in reducing food insecurity in Gweru, Mkoba 19 surburb" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-viability-of-urban-agriculture-in-reducing-food-insecurity-in-gweru-mkoba-19-surburb . Accessed 13 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "The viability of urban agriculture in reducing food insecurity in Gweru, Mkoba 19 surburb". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021. Web. 13 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-viability-of-urban-agriculture-in-reducing-food-insecurity-in-gweru-mkoba-19-surburb >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "The viability of urban agriculture in reducing food insecurity in Gweru, Mkoba 19 surburb" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-viability-of-urban-agriculture-in-reducing-food-insecurity-in-gweru-mkoba-19-surburb