Zimnina Making: The Urban Nexus of Food, Water, and Energy in the City of Sofia

By | 2018-04-19T09:37:17+00:00 April 19th 2018|Categories: ENERGY & WASTE, GREEN & SMART DEVELOPMENT, URBAN AGRICULTURE, URBAN NEXUS|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia, many people prepare pickled vegetables (zimnina) for the winter months. This widespread practice touches on basic service issues like water and energy supply, as well as food provisioning for the city’s most vulnerable residents, explains Ralitsa Hiteva from the Resnexus project.

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Growing food in the city: Low-income farmers in the ‘Global North’ versus the ‘Global South’

By | 2017-10-14T15:15:07+00:00 May 17th 2017|Categories: GREEN & SMART DEVELOPMENT, URBAN AGRICULTURE|Tags: , , , , |

Urban agriculture is practised around the globe. Who practises urban agriculture, why they engage in it and what barriers they face are often similar across the seemingly disparate divides of the ‘Global North’ and the ‘Global South’. Cross-site learning for the development of possible policy responses may therefore be fruitful. Food security will also be one of the issues discussed at the Dresden Nexus Conference in Germany this week.

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Living by borrowing food in Mozambican cities

By | 2017-10-14T15:20:54+00:00 April 10th 2017|Categories: GREEN & SMART DEVELOPMENT, URBAN AGRICULTURE|Tags: , , , , , |

Food security touches many different issues, among them poverty, hunger, price levels, and land and food policy. For URBANET, Inês M. Raimundo describes the situation in the Mozambican cities of Maputo and Matola, where the urban poor have resorted to food borrowing to survive.

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