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GIDA Ashaiman Report

GIDA Ashaiman Report

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GIDA ASHAIMAN REPORT
Client:
International Water Management Institute
 Authors:
MSc Environment & Sustainable Development Students: Sa’adatu Abatemi-Usman, Veronica Cheng, Andrea Demurtas, Sara Guy, Ai Kaibu, Cassidi Kunvipusilkul, Robin Pratap,Salman Rassouli, Hauwa Usman4 June 2010Developing Planning Unit, University College London
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abbreviations
3Preface
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4Executive Summary
51 Introduction
6
1.1 Purpose of the study
61.2 Urban & peri-urban agriculture
61.3 Food sovereignty
61.4 Background: Ashaiman GIDA site
6
2 Research
7
2.1 Definition of SUPA & areas investigated
72.2 Methodology / conceptual framework 
72.3 Tools
102.4 Limitations
10
3 Ashaiman GIDA site
11
3.1 Findings
11 3.1.1 Environmental sphere (encroachment, farming practices, right bank)
113.1.2 Social sphere
143.1.3 Economic sphere
153.1.4 Policy sphere
153.2 Summary
16
4 Recommendations
17
Strategy 1: Land control: drawing the line
17Strategy 2: Development of the right bank: right bank rehab
19Strategy 3: Farmers‘ association: unity & strength
21
5 Conclusions
23References
Appendices
Appendix A: Payment of irrigation service charges to the Ghana Irrigation Development AuthorityAppendix B: Mono-cropping versus crop rotation, intercropping and integrated farming: an introductionAppendix C: Research scheduleAppendix D: District Citizens Monitoring CommitteeAppendix E: Costs of growing 1 acre of riceAppendix F: Organisational hierarchy of Ghana Irrigation Development Authority and the Irrigation Development CentreAppendix G: Findings and food sovereigntyAppendix H: Strategies
 
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 ABBREVIATIONS
AIFCS
Ashaiman Irrigation Farmers Cooperative SocietyAshMA
Ashaiman Municipal AssemblyAshWGUPA
Ashaiman Working Group on Urban and Peri-urban AgricultureAWGUPA
Accra Working Group on Urban and Peri-urban AgricultureCACS
College of Agriculture and Consumer SciencesDCMC
District Citizens Monitoring CommitteeDPU
Development Planning UnitEPA
Environmental Protection AgencyFUP
Federation of the Urban PoorGC
Ghana cediGIDA
Ghana Irrigation Development AuthorityGWCL
Ghana Water Company LimitedIDC
Irrigation Development CentreILGS
Institute of Local Government StudiesIWMI
International Water Management InstituteJICA
Japan International Cooperation AgencyMoFA
Ministry of Food and AgricultureMWD Metropolitan Works DepartmentNDPC
National Development Planning CommissionRBC
Right Bank CommitteeRD
Roman DownRUAF
Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food SecuritySUPA
Sustainable urban and peri-urban agricultureTCPD
Town and Country Planning DepartmentTDC
Tema Development CorporationUPA
Urban and peri-urban agricultureWMD
Waste Management Department

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