ETC Urban Agriculture

Leusden, Netherlands

ETC Urban Agriculture

Leusden, Netherlands
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DE ZEEUW H.,ETC Urban Agriculture | VAN VEENHUIZEN R.,ETC Urban Agriculture | DUBBELING M.,ETC Urban Agriculture
Journal of Agricultural Science | Year: 2011

SUMMARYThe current paper briefly summarizes the available evidence regarding the potential of urban agriculture to respond to a number of key urban challenges and reviews the perspectives on urban agriculture applied by local and national authorities. The last section of the paper briefly presents the authorsâ views on the development of urban agriculture as an integral part of sustainable city development.


Van Veenhuizen R.,ETC Urban Agriculture
Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology | Year: 2011

Attention to urban agriculture has increased markedly during the last couple of decades. Urban agriculture contributes to a wide variety of urban issues and is increasingly being accepted and used as a tool in sustainable city development. Some forms of urban and peri-urban agriculture are based on temporary use of vacant lands, but urban agriculture as such is a permanent feature of many cities in developing as well as in developed countries, and positively contributes to sustainable city development, if properly managed. In Gurpinar, Istanbul ETC-RUAF and TKG collaborated in a demonstration project providing food, income and empowerment for low-income women and their families. The project convinced urban authorities that agricultural production could enhance food security, employment creation, micro-enterprise development, waste recycling, and the building of communities.

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