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[Living Green] [Fun Environmental Stories through Numbers] 800 million urban famers

by Eco Generation | 20-06-2017 09:16 Comments 3 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

The hope of cities! 800 million urban farmer 3.9 billion of the 7.2 billion global population live in cities. The food that this enormous urban population consumers is made with ingredients from far away. Many people who live in cities are now concerned with the safety of the food that travels from afar. Urban farming for safe food. 800 million people worldwide are growing crops or livestock in cities, checking the safety of their food for themselves. The food produced through urban farming account for 15-20% of the total food consumed worldwide. Cuba experienced a food shortage in the early 1990s due to difficulties in importing petroleum and fertilizers.  They overcome the crirsis through urban farming. Urban farming can create jobs as well. Just in the city of Detroit, more thaqtn 4,700 jobs would be created by shifting 20% of food spending to local food. Urban farming reduces the distance that food travels. Reducing the distance that food travels can reduce the amount of food waste by 30%. urban farming is a global phenomenon. 800 million urban farmers produce their own food! Try finding the hidden urban farmers near you. For further learning, 1. New york city community garden coalition, guerilla gardening, truck farm


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Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    It helps to enrich the beauty of city as well
    Posted 13-01-2019 02:29

Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas

  • Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas says :
    This is interesting. Indonesia's current trend right now is planting hydroponic. Even my school is following this trend!
    Posted 27-06-2017 14:03

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