This paper reports from a one-year cross-cultural project about food security and nutrition in three countries. Drawing on theories in sociology and archaeology, it presents a community garden as a multipurpose technological system where health related activities occur.
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and SIANI are pleased to announce the Call for abstracts for the Agri4D 2017 Conference. The theme of this year's event is Urbanization and Rural Transformation.
Farming is no longer confined to rural areas. Urban agriculture is becoming an essential part of food security. In a context of rapid urbanization, higher urban poverty. More importantly, urban agriculture is essential for improving urban food security.
By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will be urban, and that’s going to have a big impact on food systems. The rapid growth of cities is driving the development of new urban food policies, in which cities can take more responsibility for food security and nutrition.