Urban Agriculture Policy, Ndola, Zambia

City/Town/Village: Ndola
County/Province/District (Name of): Copperbelt
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: Zambia
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Peri-Urban; Urban
Level of Government: Municipality
Population: 451,246
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Type: Non-Binding Policies
Food Systems Sector(s): food and organic waste management; food processing and manufacturing; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2010
Adopting Government Department(s): Ndola City Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Ndola Department of Development Planning
Supporting Entity: Department of Environment, Community and Health Services; Resource Mobilization Committee
Additional Supporting Entity: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and NGOs Environmental Council of Zambia; Ndola Nutrition Group; Ndola District Health Management Team; Rainbow and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original – Web
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Policy Outcome:

The vision of Ndola's Urban Agriculture Policy is to alleviate poverty and promote development within an urban/peri-urban context. The policy aims to: (i) contribute to poverty alleviation and socio-economic development by implementing an integrated strategy for urban/peri-urban farming; (ii) promote urban/peri-urban agricultural development at the municipal level; and (iii) create an institutional and legal framework for stakeholder participation, consultation and capacity building within the agriculture sector. The major goal of the policy is to implement a developed, legal and sustainable urban agriculture system that is well-coordinated and contributes to the city's economy.

Policy Keywords: HIV/AIDS; agriculture; backyard garden; capacity building; farmer groups; food security; gender inclusion; land access; livestock keeping; marketing; peri-urban agriculture; poverty reduction; stakeholder; sustainable agriculture; sustainable development; urban agriculture; vaccination; water access