Urban Agriculture Policy 2007, City of Cape Town, South Africa

City/Town/Village: City of Cape Town
County/Province/District (Name of): Western Cape Province
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: South Africa
Language: English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: City
Population: 433,688
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Type: Non-Binding Policies
Food Systems Sector(s): food production
Year of Adoption: 2007
Adopting Government Department(s): Cape Town City Council
Lead Implementing Entity: Urban Agriculture Unit
Supporting Entity: Urban Agriculture Resource Center; City of Cape Town Department of Agriculture
Additional Supporting Entity: City of Cape Town Department of Economic and Human Development; Western Cape Department of Agriculture
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original
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Policy Outcome:

Creates a clear implementation strategy and government structure to support urban agriculture. The primary recipients will be the poorest and most disadvantaged citizens followed by community groups, micro farmers and small emerging farmers. Education, training and supplies will be provided to participants. Land will be assessed for parcels which can be utilized for urban agriculture and assistance will be provided for acquisition or leasing. In addition, partnerships and linkages will be fostered with other governmental and non-governmental entities.

Policy Keywords: commercial urban agriculture; commonage land; community garden; economic development; finance; food gardens; food production; global south; grown local; home gardening; household food security; job creation; knowledge exchange; land access; land inventory; land redistribution; livestock keeping; local food; local production; noncommercial urban agriculture; public lands; training; urban agricluture; urban farmer; very poor; water; water access