The interdisciplinary and international study project „Urban Agriculture in Nairobi“ aims to investigate the current state and future potential of urban agriculture in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Urban agriculture is understood here as the production, processing, transport, sale, distribution and consumption of agricultural products in urban space. Urban agriculture is seen as an important pillar to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In this study project, students from different disciplines and universities (HU, TU, Nairobi, Karatina, Chuka) are expected to work closely together and jointly conduct empirical research on urban agriculture in Nairobi. Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate. Participants are required to have good English language skills.
There will be a preliminary meeting at the beginning of the semester (lecture period) and a 3-day course at the end of the lecture period. The empirical field phase in Nairobi is planned for 21-30 May. Partial funding for the field phase in Nairobi is available.
The study project is lead by Prof Kulke (HU, Economic Geography), Prof. Baur (TU, Sociology), Prof. Suwala (TU, Urban and Regional Economy) and Prof. Schweikart (Beuth, Cartography) and organised in conjunction with lecturers and students from Kenya and the East African German Transdisciplinary University Network on rural-urban transformations (EAGER Trans-Net; https://hu.berlin/eager-trans-net ). It is financially supported by the Berlin Center for Global Engagement, an institution of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA).
Information about past EAGER Trans-Net study projects can be found here: https://www.geographie.hu-berlin.de/de/abteilungen/wirtschaftsgeographie/eager-trans-net/activities-since2016