This paper used the perceptions of local leaders at a ward level to assess the governance of urban agriculture (UA) in Kinondoni Municipality-Dar Es Salaam City in Tanzania. Unstructured interviews were conducted with 24 local leaders involved in the day to day governance of UA in the Municipality. During the interviews, the local leaders were requested to narrate their perceptions on the governance of UA in the Municipality based on three criteria namely leadership quality, infrastructure provision and farmers’ land right. In general, the leaders had the opinion that in the current settings there were limited efforts and plans to support UA in Kinondoni Municipality as assessed using the three criteria mentioned above.
Key words: Governance, urban agriculture, local leaders, ward agricultural officers, Tanzania.
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