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Daegu: mitigating climate change through urban agriculture

Author: FAO, EStà, City of Daegu

In 2012, the City of Daegu launched and financed a paddy rice project in eight busy places of the city, providing additional green areas while simultaneously cooling the hot urban climate during summer time. The harvest is done by thousands of citizens and redistributed to disadvantaged neighborhoods. Study tours are organized in the fields for citizens and children.

Region: Asia and the Pacific
Coverage: Republic of Korea
Areas of focus: Food production and ecosystem management