City Farming
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City farming produces an economic return from the unused or underutilized space that exists in many cities

Intensive methods of small-scale food production are potentially more efficient than the traditional farming methods used in rural areas.

City farming is critically important for making city more sustainable and less dependent on important supplies.

There is a huge demand for leafy vegetables as they accompany he tradtional maize porridge (ugla) as vitamin supplement.

Green spaces are maintained in otherwise completely built up areas

Open spaces are not encroached on easily but are respected by city dwellers. This helps to prevent the spread of unplanned squatter houses. Productive open spaces can serve as place-markers for alternative future uses.

A production site will hardly be turned into haphazard public dumpsites.

Home food production in city communities is more likely to supply needed nutrients (essential vitamins and considerable protein and calories) than the existing market system since he variety of food for sale is often limited and quality and freshness may be impaired

Many new migrants to cities come from farming areas and alread possess agricultural skills.

City food production activities can employ poor city residents generating incoome and fostering a sense of achievement and hope.


Benefits at Micro Level

Creative Pleasure

Highly tasty, nutritious, fresh vegetables and fruits.

Good Health

Eco-friendly, pollution free environment.

Optimal use of available space.

Recycling organic waste.

Reduces stress and brings peace and tranquility.

Benefits at Macro level

Waste management: Decreases urban waste management costs.

Environment: Improves urban environment

Economic: Increases economic and entrepreneurial activity in the city.


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