It involves urban and peri-urban actors, communities, methods, places, policies, institutions, systems, ecologies and economies, largely using and regenerating local resources to meet changing needs of local populations while serving multiple goals and functions.
UPA offers a fundamental strategy for building the resilience of a city’s food supply.
Did you know ?
55% of the world’s population resides in urban areas
800 million people worldwide are involved in UPA (1996)
79% of all food produced is destined for consumption in cities
266 million urban households are involved in crop production in developing countries
This report contains six case studies on UPA from across the globe, which provides an overview of impacts and the key requirements of a broad range of typologies and practice
The Initiative focuses on improving the urban environment, strengthening urban-rural linkages and the resilience of urban systems, services and populations to external shocks.
- Growing greener cities in Africa
- On-farm practices for the safe use of wastewater in urban and peri-urban horticulture
- Growing Greener Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Food For the Cities Factsheets
- Growing greener cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Profitability and sustainability of urban and peri-urban agriculture
Related FAO initiatives
- Green Cities Initiative
- The City Region Food Systems programme
- Urban Food Agenda
- Urban Food Action Platform
- Urban and Peri-urban Forestry