Urban/Controlled Environment Farming—New Window for Fresh and Nutritious Food

Event: Asia-Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum 2022: Battling Climate Change and Transforming Agri-food Systems

Urban/Controlled Environment Farming—New Window for Fresh and Nutritious Food

23 March 2022

[RecordingUrbanization has been rapidly increasing in Asia and the Pacific over the last two decades. With more people now living in cities, the demand for food has become greater in urban areas. Urban farming presents an increasingly viable method of not only enhancing urban food security but also reducing the pressure on traditional agricultural land thereby contributing to a reduction in carbon footprint. Discussions focused on the growth of urban farming as a viable method to produce food, and how new farming approaches, appropriate urban design, and government policies can help propagate this concept. [Session Summary]

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