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Urban Farming Takes Root in Brazil’s Favelas

Women in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of this city 40 km north of Rio de Janeiro no longer have to spend money on vegetables, because they...

The underground world of urban farming in London

Under an anonymous back street in south London lies a vast underground air-raid shelter that has been turned into a pioneering urban farm supplying supermarkets and restaurants...

The urban farming pioneer who wants to feed the city’s soul

For four years after giving up his corporate job which was making him miserable, Bjorn Low spend a happy four years working on organic farms in far-flung...

Urban farming in Singapore has moved into a new, high-tech phase

Urban farms have always been popular with gardeners in Singapore, especially those who volunteer at neighbourhood community gardens. Urban farming has become more high-tech and, well, urban. Urban farmers...

Students grow organic vegetables in school

Most city schools learn the bit of farming within the four walls of a classroom. Students of Marudhamalai Devasthanam Higher Secondary School, Vadavalli, went a step ahead...

New regulations for greenhouse growers to produce safe food

As the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act are finalized, greenhouse growers will be required to ensure the edible crops they produce are safe for human...

Toronto has become a leader in urban agriculture, but new projects struggle to take root

Urban agriculture as a whole is on the rise in Toronto - this year, the mayor's office recognized Toronto's first Urban Agriculture Day on Sept. 15, marking...

A ₹20 (US$0.30) waste decomposer bottle to solve crop residue problem

Farmers in the Indian state of Punjab are trying to adopt alternatives to avoid the burning of crop stubble that causes heavy smog and health problems not...

Accra’s urban farmers need support

In Accra, urban farming is responsible for 90 percent of the city’s fresh vegetables and 46 percent of the capital’s households are involved in it, according to...

Africa’s urban farmers

A nurse, Wangari counts on income from farming to raise money to buy more land - for more farming. With prices for basic foodstuffs at their highest levels...