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Building knowledge in urban agriculture: the challenges of local food production in São Paulo and Melbourne

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Abstract

Urban environments face multiple burdens and significant challenges related to food safety and sustainable agriculture. Urban agriculture remains fragmented and incipient in many cities worldwide. In their efforts to ensure sustainable urban food systems and provide public access to affordable and quality food, city governments must identify and pursue emerging opportunities. This study analyzed how São Paulo and Melbourne are working to overcome the related challenges.

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This study was funded by the financial support of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)—SPRINT Project 15/50081-2, Project 2014/19201-9 and by Coordination and Improvement of Higher Level or Education Personnel (CAPES). LFAL is funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). RJB is funded by the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).

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Amato-Lourenço, L.F., Buralli, R.J., Ranieri, G.R. et al. Building knowledge in urban agriculture: the challenges of local food production in São Paulo and Melbourne. Environ Dev Sustain (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-00636-x

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Keywords

  • Urban food production
  • Urban agriculture
  • Resilient cities
  • Urban community gardens