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AUPA PROJECT: ‘Urban Agriculture and Food Vulnerability’.

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By Thomas Ducrocq
INRA/AgroParisTech, UMR SAD-APT
Equipe Agricultures Urbaines, Paris

My work done on the impact of gardenning in the diet of gardeners comes from 5 comunity gardens (jardins associatifs) located in deprived neighbourhoods in Paris, France, and its close suburbs.

This work is the conclusion of the 1st year of the French part of the “AUPA: Agriculture Urbaine et alimentation des Populations Vulnérables (urban agriculture and food vulnerability)” project. AUPA is led simulteanously in Sevilla (Spain) and Paris by researchers from Fance (Christine Aubry, Jeanne Pourias, Thomas Ducrocq: AgroParisTech/INRA) and Spain (Raul Puente Asuero and Ana Zarandieta-Jaen, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla).

This works explores two main topics:

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Visits Indianapolis Urban Farm – South Circle Farm

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One official says there’s a growing interest at the federal level to improve food access issues with urban farming.

By Drew Daudeli
Indiana Public Media
November 25, 2016

Excerpt:

“This scale is just unusual,” Matthew says. “I feel like we’ve mined a lot of ideas, but there’s nothing like … I can’t go to a farm close by.”

U.S. Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Ann Bartuska says federal officials are taking an interest in urban farms, as evidenced by a speech given at the USDA earlier this year.

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China’s CCTV News visits Singapore: Urban farming provides sustainable solutions

“The edible garden certainly sounds like a good idea. But it’ll be difficult to develop bigger farms there, considering how small the country is. Is that right?”

Correspondent Miro Lu from Singapore
China CCTV News
Nov 28, 2016

Singapore produces very little of the food it consumes, but the city-state is now trying to become less dependent on food imports. Some people now want to make the garden city into an edible garden city, and they’re trying to teach more people how to grow their own food locally.

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December 4, 2016   Comments Off on China’s CCTV News visits Singapore: Urban farming provides sustainable solutions