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The eThekwini Municipality covers an area of 2555 square kilometres stretching from Umkhomazi in the south. Up to UThongathi in the north and to Cato Ridge in the West; and is home to + 3.7 million people. The Municipality serves 110 wards, 68%  of which are peri-urban or rural and historically under development. Our City’s Agro-Ecology Programme that forms a key part of the Community and Emergency Services Cluster is promoting appropriate & sustainable approaches to the way in which agriculture in eThekwini is planned and implemented, with the following Vision, Objectives and Principles.

The vision of the agricultural programme of the City is Food Sovereignty for all eThekwini residents and the development of a thriving urban Agro-Ecology sector that significantly contributes to: 

The health and well-being of eThekwini residents 
Small-grower driven agriculture;
Local economies, skill development and rural regeneration;
Environment sustainability; and,
The sustainable utilization of natural resources ​
 
 
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