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Urban and peri-urban agriculture in the EU

Jun 6, 2018 | Opinions

(06 June 2018) – A study for the AGRI Committee of the European Parliament presents a state of the art overview on urban agriculture and peri-urban agriculture, the diversity of phenomena, motivations, distinctive features, benefits and limitations.

Urban agriculture
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Urban and peri-urban agriculture is contextualized in relation to societal and economic transformations, EU strategic objectives, policies and regional food system approaches.

Using best practice examples, the study demonstrates the need for an improved integration of urban and peri-urban agriculture into the policy agenda across sectors, domains and governance levels.

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