Urban Farming Articles

  • Farming in a Controlled Environment

    There is considerable pressure on today’s farmers. This is because of farming, as a special type of manufacture, largely depends on climate and natural resources. Climate changes have led to unpredictable weather conditions that can endanger farmer’s efforts with frequent hail, frost or drought. With increased global population, that is predicted to reach a number of 9.6 billion by ...

    By Agrivi Ltd

  • The farm bill is a food bill

    As the new farm bill nears completion, spending projections have been released showing the bill’s price tag approaches a trillion dollars over 10 years. These figures have turned some heads because nearly 80 percent of the spending in the bill will go to nutrition programs. This is how the bill is supposed to work – helping farmers to grow food and helping hungry people have access to ...

    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Detroit - The city of reinvention

    It's January 2012. A new year lies ahead. It's a time when many of us plan for rejuvenation with resolutions of fitness, healthy eating and lifestyle changes. By now we may have already wavered on our personal promises, but we still see the opportunities that lie ahead and challenge ourselves to a better us with thoughts of hope and possibility in the months to come. There is no shortage of ...


  • How green was my Vertical Farm?

    By 2050, 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities and 3 billion more people will need to be fed. The simple fact is we are running out of available land to grow enough food to feed them. If we can’t grow our cities outward to find more arable land, the only solution is to grow them upwards. This may change the way we design cities forever.The problem is real and immediate. Even by most ...


  • MEGATRENDS influencing rural areas

    At the time we have several worldwide mega trends – maybe more mega problems – like: CO² increase and climate change (increase of the avg. temperature of 1° in 100 years), population growth (1960–2043 from 3 to 9 Bio people, in 250 years from 1 to 10) and urbanization (in 2030 60% of the population will live in urban areas), bio energy versus food and food ...

    By PROGIS Software GmbH

  • Using land-time-budgets to analyse farming systems and poverty alleviation policies in the Lao PDR

    This paper applies the method of 'Land-time-budget analysis' to a rural subsistence community and to the national economy of the Lao PDR. The analysis is conducted to meet two ends: to identify the community's/the nation's resource use profile in terms of land and time use - the analysis identifies biophysical constraints of socio-economic development and trade-offs in resource use patterns; to ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

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