Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Urban Farming Definition

Wikipedia. (2014, January 22). Urban agriculture. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_agriculture

(Wikipedia, 2014)

What is Urban Farming?

Urban agriculture

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Urban agriculture can reflect varying levels of economic and social development. In the global north it often takes the form of a social movement for sustainable communities, where organic growers, ‘foodies’ and ‘locavores’ form social networks founded on a shared ethos of nature and community holism. These networks can evolve when receiving formal institutional support, becoming integrated into local town planning as a ‘transition town’ movement for sustainable urban development. In the developing south, food security, nutrition and income generation are key motivations for the practice. In either case, more direct access to fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat products through urban agriculture can improve food security and food safety.

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