Urban agriculture, food and global crises

Dr Silvio Caputo and Dr William Rowlandson (University of Kent)

The session will explore different approaches to urban agriculture, and look at how it can be used to develop resilience. It will document how it has been used to tackle situations including the Covid-19 pandemic, food insecurity currently experienced by many households; horticulture and mental health; and extreme historical events such as the 1960 Cuban crisis.

The session also includes presentations on the importance of quantifying outputs to produce real evidence of the impact of urban agriculture in alleviating crises. 

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