Urban Food Plus

African-German partnership to enhance resource use efficiency in urban and peri-urban agriculture for improved food security in West African cities

African food security depends on productivity increases in marginal rural areas and on a more efficient use of niche environments such as urban and peri-urban zones. The transdisciplinary Urban Food Plus (UFP) network of German, African and international scientists, private sector representatives, and stakeholders aims at developing site-specific, farmer-tailored innovations for improved agricultural production, food safety, and value chains in four West African cities.