Urban sprawl, food security and sustainability of Yogyakarta City, Indonesia

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Part of the Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries book series (AGSB, volume 19)


The objectives of the study are: (1) to analyze the impact of urban sprawl on farmland conversion by using landsat data, (2) to analyze the impact of land conversion on food supply and food security, (3) to understand the prospect of farming activities in the fringe area of Yogyakarta, and (4) to find implication of urban sprawl towards sustainability of Yogyakarta city. The study shows that urban sprawl causes the loss of food calories, lowering food supply, the decrease of food security and the decline of sustainability of farming activities that result in disharmonious urban and rural relations and threaten the sustainability of the city.


Food Security Food Insecurity Urban Sprawl Land Conversion Landsat Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irham
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  1. 1.Graduate Program in AgribusinessGadjah Mada UniversityYogyakartaIndonesia

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