Urban Africa´s Double Disease Burden and the Ameliorative Potential of Household Food Production

Last changed: 30 March 2023

This research investigated whether and how emerging evidence from capital cities and larger cities of the developing world of a growing simultaneous double burden of malnutrition (diseases of both under-nutrition e.g. stunting or wasting, and those of over-nutrition e.g. obesity, diabetes, heart disease) had validity in the context of smaller but rapidly developing cities, and assessed a potential ameliorative role for urban agriculture (UA).


Project leader

Aina Tollefsen, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, +46907867884
Send an e-mail to: aina.tollefsen@umu.se

Project participants

Linley Chiwona-Karltun, Associate Professor, Division of Rural Development, SLU

Project time


External funding

Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) dnr 2014-01227

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