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Two urban agriculture items of note

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Event: Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places (S461)

Paper: The role of urban agriculture in building resilient cities in developing countries

Event: American Planning Assoc. National Planning Conference
in Boston, MA from April 9-April 12, 2011

Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places (S461)

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Urban agriculture is a key component of the emerging practice area of community and regional food systems planning. Explore the forms, types, dimensions and prerequisites for urban agriculture and consider the policies and public planning mechanisms used to support it.

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Ho Chi Minh City urban farming scheme yields good results

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Watering vegetables, surburb of Hanoi, January 2009. Photo by Jennifer Le.

Water morning-glory fetches them annual revenues of VND200 million per ha, three times higher than rice.

Ho Chi Minh City (HCM), Vietnam – urban agriculture success

Viet Nam News
Jan. 15, 2011

HCM CITY — A HCM City five-year programme to switch from traditional to urban farming has helped farmers increase their incomes, the city Farmers Association says.

Under the 2006-10 programme, the city encouraged farmers to shift from low-yield paddy to clean vegetables, flowers and ornamental trees and fishes.
Nguyen Van Phung, chairman of the association, said the average revenue from one ha of land increased to VND154 million (US$8,100) this year compared to VND50 million-138 million at the beginning of the programme five years ago.

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Flowerpot Farming: Creating your own Urban Kitchen Garden

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By Jayne Neville
Good Life Press UK
2008

You don’t need acres of land or even a big garden to enjoy your very own home-grown, fresh garden produce. The balcony, backyard, patio or even the doorstep can all be turned over to vegetable production.

Flowerpot Farming shows you how to create an orchard on the patio, grow new season potatoes out of bags and offers a continuous source of seasonal veg throughout the year.

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