Urban Agriculture : Towards Sustainable Cities. SITI NOR AISHAH FATIMAH BINTI AHMAD HAZLI ANIS FADHILAH BINTI MAT WAHI. Introduction.
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SITI NOR AISHAH FATIMAH BINTI AHMAD HAZLI
ANIS FADHILAH BINTI MAT WAHI
... urban poverty tends to be fuelled by people migrating towards the cities in an attempt to escape the deprivations associated with rural livelihoods. Partly due to the rural decline, the world is urbanizing at a fast pace and it will not be long before a greater part of developing country populations is living in large cities. Therefore, urban food security and its related problems should also be placed high on the agenda in the years to come.
Jacques DioufFAO Director-General(FAO: The State of Food Insecurity 2006)
- Self consumption, health expenditure, income from selling surplus
- Produce food for market, larger scale entrepreneurial enterprises
- recreation, education
Types of Urban Agriculture
Food Field, an urban farm built on a unique site, offers a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) service that provides more nutritious food and economic opportunities for the neighborhood.Noah Link and Alex Bryan created Peck Produce, LCC in 2011 in order to convert the old site of an elementary school in Detroit into a revitalized farm.
The self-proclaimed first “urban farming hub,” Dalston's FARM: shop offers small scale farming, workspaces, and a cafe for residents of the neighborhood. Opened in 2011 by the eco-social design practice Something & Son LLP, FARM: shop is a unique example of urban agriculture. Inside the once-neglected storefront, the space now includes small-scale aquaponic fish farming, high-tech indoor allotment, and a polytunnel. FARM:shop even has a rooftop chicken coop and café
In a small country where locally grown vegetables make up only seven percent of consumption, Sky Greens’ vertical farming provides both an efficient and environmentally sound solution. Jack Ng founded Sky Greens, the world’s first low-carbon hydraulic water-driven urban vertical farm that reduces the amount of energy and land needed for traditional farming techniques. Within a greenhouse, the three storeys-high vertical systems are able to produce five to ten times more per unit area compared to conventional farms. The greenhouse and low-carbon hydraulic system allows lettuces and cabbages to be grown year-round using less energy and water
The Distributed Urban Farming Initiative (DUFi) has started to transform vacant lots in Bryan, Texas, demonstrating how urban farming can educate and inspire as much as it can produce healthy food to enjoy. The goal to sustaining the project is community, not only to build gardens in otherwise empty spaces, but also to inspire Bryan residents to eat healthy food and drive entrepreneurship and tourism.
Sharing Backyards offers a solution for people who lack land but want to grow their own food locally by linking them with people who have unused yard space. Through the initiative's website, those with unused property can post their approximate location, and those looking for space to grow food locally can search locations nearby at no cost.