- Innovative Technologies for Eco-friendly Fish Farm Management and Production of Safe Aquaculture Foods
- Sustained Management of the Soil-Rhizosphere System for Efficient Crop Production and Fertilizer Use
- Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests
- Development of Database (APASD) for Biological Invasion
- Agricultural Cooperatives in Asia: Innovations and Opportunities in the 21st Century
- Urban/peri-urban Agriculture in the Asian and Pacific region
May 22-26, 2006
Tagaytay City, Philippines
Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD)
- Background / Highlights of Activity
Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) offers great potential for reducing poverty and enhancing food security. This type of agriculture refers to crop, livestock, and fishery production, processing and marketing activities within and around cities and towns. The main objective can be income generation, contribution to urban dwellers’ table-food needs, or for urban landscape and environmental sustainability.
What distinguishes UPA from rural agriculture is proximity to a large number of human settlements. This proximity implies opportunities in terms of providing fresh and high value vegetables and ornamentals and the efficiency in marketing and transport of produce. It also means more employment and increased income for the settlers.
While there exist vast opportunities for UPA, the risks that go with it cannot be underestimated. The fact that it’s close to human settlements already implies unlikely health effects. Inappropriate agriculture and aquaculture practices may affect the stability of urban ecosystems.
Although nowadays, UPA plays a critical role in sustaining the integrity of the environment and in contributing significantly to the attainment of food self-reliance in many cities, still it has received the least priority in many Asian countries, particularly in the area of development planning.
This workshop was intended to provide a venue for the sharing of recent urban/peri-urban agriculture (UPA) trends, experiences and technologies within the Asian and Pacific region. Moreover, it aimed at enhancing the participants’ understanding of the UPA by providing opportunities to discuss and explore the viability and feasibility of sustainable approaches and strategies under urban and peri-urban setting.
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- Urban Harvest: A CGIAR Global Program on Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture(319) Gordon Prain
- Urban Agriculture in Asia: Lessons from Japanese Experience(326) Kunio Tsubota
- Newly Developed Technologies and Innovations in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Korea(318) Ji-Hye Moon
- Empowering Urban Poor Communities through Integrated Vegetable Production in Allotment Gardens(326) Robert J. Holmer
- Improving Environment and Economy through Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture(334) Chien-Hsien Yen
- Technology Transfer Strategies and Experiences on Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture(311) Simeon S. Crucido
- Peri-Urban Vegetable Farming in Jakarta(316) Masdjidin Siregar
- Utilization of food wastes for urban/peri-urban agriculture in Japan(326) Gen Ishioka
- Challenges and Various Developmental Strategies in the Korean Urban/Per-urban Agriculture(316) Woong Kwon
- Status and Potential of Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Malaysia(327) Abd. Razak bin Shaari
- Urban Agriculture Program in the Philippines(332) Pedrito S. Nitural
- Urban/peri-urban Agriculture: Status and Challenges in Taiwan(312) Wen-Chi Huang
- Recycling of Wastewater from Pig Farms in Urban/peri-urban Agriculture(315) Supamard Panichsakpatana
- Peri-Urban Aquatic Production Systems in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam(319) Huynh Pham Viet
- Final Report January 31 2007