Urban Agriculture Policy, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

City/Town/Village: Bulawayo
County/Province/District (Name of): Bulawayo Province
Country: Zimbabwe
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: City; Municipality; Town
Population: 653,337
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Type: Legislation and regulation
Link to Policy (PDF): PDF
Year of Adoption: 2008
Food Systems Sector(s): Food acquisition, preparation and consumption; Food production
Policy Keywords: capacity building; economic development; environment; finance; food security; gender inclusion; health; land access; land tenure; livestock; municipal urban agriculture; private-public partnership; social inclusion; stakeholders; steering committee; urban agriculture; vacant land; wastewater; water access
Adopting Government Department(s): Bulawayo City Council
Lead Implementing Entity(s): Bulawayo Urban Agriculture Multi-Stakeholder Forum
Support Entity(s): Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa (MDP-ESA)
Funding Sources: MDP-ESA/RUAF
Policy Outcome(s):

This policy provides for a range of urban agriculture practices and future policy framework in order to increase food sources and nutrition for self-reliance. It recognizes urban agriculture as a tool for economic development and effective land use (cultivation, livestock, land use) through city-run urban farms. It includes provisions for policy development related to: water, human resources, material resources, financial resources, legal and regulatory issues, institutional framework, health and environment issues, socio-cultural dimensions, and economic dimensions.