Identifying potential and resources from mapping analysis.
This unfolds potential urban agricultural schemes and how it is able to revive its urban environment.
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Urban-rural links focusses on how urban dwellers contribute to rural dwellers with monthly allowances.
No information is available about how urban households partially fulfill their livelihood from rural sources.
In a Harare survey, in three different socio-economic residential, over 33% of respondents claim rural food crop land.
Consecutive surveys held in Harare further revealed that respectively 40% and 53% of the households claim access to rural land.
However, only about half of the 1985 population said they had used the land productively the previous year, despite the fact that the rains had been good.
For active rural farmers, the produce which is either subsistent or sold, represents a significant addition to the households’ income.
In a 1985 Kenyan survey, 55% of the Kenyan low income urban population stated to have access to rural land, while at least one-third of them stated to have livestock back in the rural areas.
For rural land in 1994, 55% of households in a Nairobi slum area was identifiable as well.
Of the latter, 44% said to be the actual owners of the plots, while in all other cases parents or relatives appeared to be the owners.
However, ownership by the urban households did not automatically mean that they also used the plot themselves.
Half of urban households rural plots were in use by others (mostly relatives) or in an idle state.
Further analysis of the 1994 data indicates that those of the urban poor who did have access to rural land were better off in terms of food security than those who did not.