- develop more accurate, locally-grounded understandings of how people provision their households,
- shed light on city processes that make people vulnerable to food insecurity,
- provide instructional case-studies that challenge conventional notions of what cities are and how they are put together.
The second is entitled Urban Agriculture as Adaptive Capacity: An Example from Senegal. This chapter was based on my dissertation research carried out in M'Bour, Senegal. I argue that different frames yield different understandings of various social phenomenon, and that resilience theory can help us to better qualify and situate urban agriculture in relation to city food systems and household food provisioning strategies. I did a webinar for this chapter about a year ago.
The book's overall argument is that better theorizing of the practice of UA has implications not only for enabling more sustainable food systems, but also for urban social and economic justice.