Urban agriculture and visions for a “modern” city : Cairo case study

Conference panel. Havana, Cuba in October 1999

While urban agriculture as a practice is found in almost all cities of Egypt, but the term and concept did not exist in any aspect when I introduced it together with Prof. Dr. Jörg Gertel from Leipzig university trying to research and investigate the socio-economic factors shaping urban agriculture activities in Cairo. Our co-authored paper on the topic is considered to be one of the first literature addressing this issue in Egypt. In Oct. 1999 I was invited to an international workshop in Havana Cuba titled “Growing Cities Growing Food: Urban Agriculture on the Policy Agenda” to present urban agriculture in Cairo as a case study.

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