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What do we know exactly about urban agriculture’s environmental impacts?

Author: Albane Gaspard
Publisher:Urban Food Futures
2018

A team of researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reviewed existing scientific evidence on the main forms of urban agriculture in northern climates. They found that given the great diversity of urban agriculture, scientific evidence about its environmental benefits remains patchy. It does, however, reveal that the method used to cultivate plants, the product and the location are the three components of the equation cities should take into account to develop environmentally sound urban agriculture policies.

Organization: Think Thank/ Research Organization
Region: Europe
Areas of focus: Food production and ecosystem management
Tags: Climate adaptation, Climate mitigation, Recycling & recovering, Urban and peri-urban agriculture