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Utah’s Urban Farmers – Agricultural Activity on the Wasatch Front

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By John C. Downen, Research Analyst
2009 | Volume 69, Number 3
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
University of Utah

Excerpts:

This study examines urban farming along Utah’s Wasatch Front. It covers agricultural activity in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah counties using data from the USDA’s Census of Agriculture from 1974 to 2007. It begins by looking at the amount of farmland and farms, as well as the distribution of farm sizes. Next we consider farm ownership and operator characteristics, noting that most farms on the Wasatch Front are sole proprietorships. The study then turns to farm finances, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and an analysis of direct sales and current organic practices. A summary concludes the piece.

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Urban agriculture in Kampala City, Uganda

uganda1Kampala City Council LCV Production and Marketing Sectoral Committee on an Agricultural field visit (2008)

By Ssembalirwa Edward (Senior Fisheries officer)
Email: ssembalirwa@yahoo.com
December 2008

Excerpts:

Profile of the urban agriculture sector in Kampala City

Urban Agriculture in Kampala city is a constituent sector of Kampala City Council under the Department of Production, Marketing and Environment.
The sector is comprised of 5 sub sectors namely.

1. Crop Production and Extension services
2. Animal Production and Extension services
3. Fisheries and Aquaculture Production and extension services
4. Commercial Services, Trade and Cooperatives
5. Environment and Natural Resources

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