On Our Plate: Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture

Posted by on March 27th, 2017 | 0 Comments »

“A woman selling fruit, vegetables and nuts, at an informal market in the town of Hazyview, in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.”

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. This emphasizes the need for farming and food distribution within or closer to metropolitan areas to sustain urban communities. Throughout the world, more cities are developing their own methods of urban ag, from community farming to peri-urban agriculture. To learn more, check out page 53 of our 2016 GAP Report and the articles below.

Informal Food Economy Vital for Producers and Consumers
Harvest 2050, February 7, 2017

Global Food Policy Report 2017
International Food Policy Research Institute, March, 2017

Exploring new #UrbanNutrition solutions at the World Economic Forum
GAIN Alliance, January 23, 2017

How urban farming took root everywhere
Living Architecture Monitor, March 23, 2017

Feeding Asia: How should region respond to production challenges? 
Eurasia Review, March 21, 2017

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