Project “Meeting urban food needs” – Opportunities for young graduates and professionals

nder its new strategic framework, FAO is implementing across-cutting project “Meeting urban food needs” (click for details) aimed at raising awareness at international and national levels as well as supporting policy decisions by local government authorities at municipal, provincial and district/regional levels, on how to improve the efficiency, dynamism, inclusiveness and resilience of...
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Massive Open Online Course – Metropolitan Agriculture

This free, 6-week online course is designed to build awareness of metropolitan agriculture and how agriculture can play a vital role in cities around the world focusing on areas such as food production, recreation, waste management, and health ...


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Urbanbees | Les abeilles sauvages prennent leur quartier en ville

"URBANBEES (2010-2014) est un programme européen Life + Biodiversité pour le maintien des abeilles sauvages en milieux urbains et périurbains."

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PLOS ONE: Decreasing Abundance, Increasing Diversity and Changing Structure of the Wild Bee Community (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) along an Urbanization Gradient

"Wild bees are important pollinators that have declined in diversity and abundance during the last decades. Habitat destruction and fragmentation associated with urbanization are reported as part of the main causes of this decline. Urbanization...


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Disparity Despite Diversity: Social Injustice in New York City’s Urban Agriculture System – Reynolds – 2014 – Antipode – Wiley Online Library

"Many studies have documented the benefits of urban agriculture, including increased food access, job creation, educational opportunities, and green space. A focus on its social benefits has fed an association of urban agriculture with social j...


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Urban Agriculture Policy Making in New York’s “New Political Spaces”

"U.S. cities have implemented policies to support urban agriculture (UA), often developed in “new political spaces” formed when conventional policy mechanisms are unable to resolve municipal problems. This article examines these processes in New York City, particularly aspects of UA that existing policies, plans, and research strategies have not fully addressed. Interviews with UA...
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Écoquartiers français et jardins collectifs : actualité et perspectives

"This paper reviews the relations between sustainable cities and community gardens, in particular between the emergence of sustainable districts and the concomitant enthusiasm for community gardens. Based on the corpus of entries for the Nation...


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Politics meets Science: The case of neonicotinoid insecticides in Europe

"n April 2013, based on reviews by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Commission announced a two-year ban on the use of three insecticides in the neonicotinoid group on certain flowering crops, as well as on certain crops that are not attractive to bees at certain times of the year. Although there was...
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Integrating Urban Farms into the Social Landscape of Cities

In cities across the U.S., urban farming is gaining traction as a way of productively using degraded vacant land while increasing access to fresh produce within cities. As urban farming continues to be promoted by municipal governments and othe...


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Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit

The Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit contains detailed protocols to help farmers and gardeners keep records and tell meaningful stories about the value of their work on subject areas like rainwater harvesting, compost production, and t...


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Dossier Agriculture et ville Revue Espaces et sociétés n°158

L’engouement actuel pour les jardins partagés, les fermes urbaines, les circuits-courts alimentaires, témoignent en Europe et aux États-Unis d’un lien agriculture et ville en renouvellement. Or ce dernier pose nombre de questions relatives à l’évolution des pratiques, à l’organisation productive, l’aménagement, etc. Ce dossier analyse la manière dont ce lien se manifeste et les...
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Water and nitrogen budgets under different production systems in Lisbon urban farming.

La surfertilisation dans les jardins urbains de Lisbonne et une irrigation inadaptée peut entrainer des lessivages d'azote importants avec de possibles effets sur l’environnement et la santé humaine.

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Le boom de l’agriculture urbaine

Initié à New York, le mouvement des jardins potagers urbains essaime aujourd’hui en France et en Europe. Retour sur ce phénomène qui questionne les chercheurs.

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Cumulative impacts of human activities on urban garden soils: Origin and accumulation of metals

The concentration of heavy metals and soil properties in fifty urban garden soils of Szeged (SE Hungary) were determined to evaluate the cumulative impacts of urbanization and cultivation on these soils. Using two enrichment factors (EFs) (base...


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Lead (Pb) and other metals in New York City community garden soils: Factors influencing contaminant distributions

Urban gardens provide affordable fresh produce to communities with limited access to healthy food but may also increase exposure to lead (Pb) and other soil contaminants. Metals analysis of 564 soil samples from 54 New York City (NYC) community...


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