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City allotments could be as productive as conventional farms, research finds

Autor: Miranda Bryant
Publicado por: The Guardian

This article shows the results of a two-year pilot study carried out by the University of Sussex on city allotments in Brighton and Hove.The aforementioned study demonstrates the value of urban food production and how it could be used to reduce food deserts by growing food “closer to where people are” while also reducing food miles and transportation costs. In a world of increasing urbanisation in both the developing and developed worlds, producing food in and around cities has the potential to improve both nutritional and health outcomes, alleviate poverty and simultaneously provide habitat for wildlife and create sustainable cities.

Tema: Sustainable diets and nutrition, Food production and ecosystem management
Etiqueta: Food security and nutrition, Short chain, Urban and peri-urban agriculture
Organización: The Guardian
Autor: Miranda Bryant
Año: 2021
Tipo: Articles
City (País): United Kingdom
Región: Europe
Formato de recurso: Document
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