UrbanFoodPlus Documentary

Feeding the City: Urban Agriculture in West Africa

The UrbanFoodPlus film shows the importance of urban agriculture in West Africa, and how the project aims to close knowledge gaps through on-farm experiments, workshops and policy dialogues. By zooming into the four project sites, the film highlights major project activities, giving voice to junior and senior scientists and project partners.


DFG Research Unit FOR2432

Social-Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface: Functions, Scales, and Dynamics of Transition

Project start 01.04.2016


Recent important publications

Behrendt, S., zum Felde, A., De Langhe, E., Al Khanjari, S., Brinkmann, K. and Buerkert, A. 2015. Distribution and diversity of banana (Musa spp.) in Wadi Tiwi, northern Oman. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (First online: 14.09.2015)
DOI: 10.1007/s10722-015-0318-3

Cumming, G.S., Buerkert, A., Hoffmann, E.M., Schlecht, E., von Cramon‐Taubadel, S. and Tscharntke, T. 2014. Implications of agricultural transitions and urbanization for ecosystem services. Nature 515, 50‐57.
DOI: 10.1038/nature13945

Wiehle, M., Prinz, K., Kehlenbeck, K., Goenster, S., Seilfeldin, A.M., Finkeldey, R., Buerkert, A. and Gebauer, J. 2014. The African baobab (Adansonia digitata, Malvaceae): Genetic resources in neglected populations of the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. American journal of botany 101(9), 1498-1507.
DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1400198

Holscher, D., Dhakshinamoorthy, S., Alexandrov, T., Becker, M., Bretschneider, T., Buerkert, A., Crecelius, A.C., De Waele, D., Elsen, A., Heckel, D.G., Heklau, H., Hertweck, C., Kai, M., Knop, K., Krafft, C., Maddula, R.K., Matthaus, C., Popp, J., Schneider, B., Schubert, U.S., Sikora, R.A., Svatos, A. and Swennen, R.L. 2014. Phenalenone-type phytoalexins mediate resistance of banana plants (Musa spp.) to the burrowing nematode Radopholus similis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America 111(1), 105-110. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1314168110

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