Auteur : Eric Duchemin

Rethinking resilience: home gardening, food sharing and everyday resistance

Rethinking resilience: home gardening, food sharing and everyday resistance

Resilience and food self-provisioning (FSP), terms that until recently were deployed primarily in the study of livelihoods in the Global South, are now attracting attention from alternative food scholarship in the Global North. Drawing on a lar…

Food deserts: is it only about a limited access?

Food deserts: is it only about a limited access?

This paper shows that food education, which impacts product diversification (local and bulk products) and supply diversification (market gardeners), appears to be more important to foster the purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables in…

Beyond Productivity: Considering the Health, Social Value and Happiness of Home and Community Food Gardens

Beyond Productivity: Considering the Health, Social Value and Happiness of Home and Community Food Gardens

We are living in an age of concern for mental health and wellbeing. The objective of the research presented in this paper is to investigate the perceived health, social value and happiness benefits of urban agriculture (UA) by focusing on home …

Urban Agriculture: Models-in-Circulation from a Critical Transnational Perspective

Urban Agriculture: Models-in-Circulation from a Critical Transnational Perspective

Urban Agriculture (UA) is practiced around the globe (Biel, 2016), supported and advocated by a diversity of actors ranging from local neighbourhood groups to supra-national bodies (e.g. FAO, 2014; Mougeot, 2006; UN Habitat, 2014). As such, UA …

Digging for the roots of urban gardening behaviours

Digging for the roots of urban gardening behaviours

Urban green spaces make a significant contribution to the social and ecological environment in cities, and the decisions of green space managers have direct impacts at both local and city scales. However most studies have focussed on public gre…

The Role of Urban Agriculture as a Nature-Based Solution: A Review for Developing a System

The Role of Urban Agriculture as a Nature-Based Solution: A Review for Developing a System

Urbanization and achieving sustainable agriculture are both major societal challenges.
By reducing food miles and connecting people with nature, food cultivation in cities has several major advantages. However, due to further urban development …

Let Them Eat Kale : The Misplaced of Food Access

Let Them Eat Kale : The Misplaced of Food Access

This Article examines the emergence of food access as a policy issue, current approaches to increasing food access, and possible alternatives. Part I discusses the development of the current food access narrative, focusing on its appeal to poli…

Remote Sensing Data and Methods for Identifying Urban and Peri-Urban Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries and in the United States – Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences/Comprehensive Remote Sensing – 9.19

Remote Sensing Data and Methods for Identifying Urban and Peri-Urban Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries and in the United States – Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences/Comprehensive Remote Sensing – 9.19

The world has experienced rapid urbanization over the past five decades, with resulting substantial changes to the food system. Strong urbanization is associated with economic growth, which allows for investment in substantial increases in ener…

The impact of Royal Botanic Gardens’ Community Greening program on perceived health, wellbeing, and social benefits in social housing communities in NSW: Research report. | Tonia  Gray and Kumara Ward – Academia.edu

The impact of Royal Botanic Gardens’ Community Greening program on perceived health, wellbeing, and social benefits in social housing communities in NSW: Research report. | Tonia Gray and Kumara Ward – Academia.edu

Community gardening is one of myriad ways in which humans and nature interact. A primary objective of the study was to ascertain the impact of the Community Greening program on new participants. Of specific interest was the inherent need to bet…

Getting farming on the agenda: Planning, policymaking, and governance practices of urban agriculture in New York City

Getting farming on the agenda: Planning, policymaking, and governance practices of urban agriculture in New York City

How and why is urban agriculture taken up into local food policies and sustainability plans? This paper uses a case study of urban agriculture policymaking in New York City from 2007 to 2011 to examine the power-laden operation of urban environ…

Urban versus conventional agriculture, taxonomy of resource profiles: a review

Urban versus conventional agriculture, taxonomy of resource profiles: a review

Urban agriculture appears to be a means to combat the environmental pressure of increasing urbanization and food demand. However, there is hitherto limited knowledge of the efficiency and scaling up of practices of urban farming. Here, we revie…

L’aventure agricole montréalaise : une géopolitique urbaine quid de tensions?  – Archipel

L’aventure agricole montréalaise : une géopolitique urbaine quid de tensions? – Archipel

Depuis plusieurs années, la question du système alimentaire prend de l’ampleur à Montréal. De nombreuses initiatives en agriculture urbaine (AU) prennent racine dans la métropole par une réappropriation citoyenne de l’espace public. Elles prenn…

Growing fresh fruits and vegetables in an urban landscape: A geospatial assessment of ground level and rooftop urban agriculture potential in Boston, USA – ScienceDirect

Growing fresh fruits and vegetables in an urban landscape: A geospatial assessment of ground level and rooftop urban agriculture potential in Boston, USA – ScienceDirect

Urban parcels can potentially be leveraged for developing a local urban food system by growing high yield food crops. Here, a remote sensing and GIS-based modeling framework was developed to locate and quantify available area for urban farming,…

Gardening as a mental health intervention: a review

Gardening as a mental health intervention: a review

The number of gardening-based mental health interventions is increasing, yet when the literature was last reviewed in 2003, limited evidence of their effectiveness was identified. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the current evidence-ba…