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“30 by 30” – Singapore Government’s Goal Through Urban Farming

Rapid urbanization towards the end of the 20th century drastically reduced agricultural land in Singapore resulting in a heavy reliance on imports for its food needs. Read about how the government and its people turn adversities into opportunities.

Decommissioned Prisons Rejuvenating Communities

North Carolina based non-profit - Growing Change is working with youth and army veterans in two of America's least healthy counties by 'flipping' old, unused prisons to provide stable employment; bring access to locally grown food and reduce juvenile delinquency.

Indonesian City-Dwellers Are Turning Into Farmers

During World War 1 and 2, for food security, countries encouraged their neighborhoods and schools to keep vegetable gardens. During the Covid-19 pandemic, self-quarantining Indonesians move towards normalizing urban farming.

Of the Community, By the Community, For the Community

New York based organisation, Harlem Grown, has been transforming lives by incorporating urban farming practices while engaging entire communities and schools in order to create sustainable change. The movement was influenced by factors such as the crisis of food insecurity and institutional disparities among communities though the organisation continues to achieve so much more.

In Montenegro Urban Agriculture Projects Are Blossoming During The Pandemic

Whether due to job losses or as a way to escape the dull reality of quarantine measures, or both, many citizens of Montenegro have started cultivating gardens, parks and any other available land during the COVID pandemic. Since this spring, new urban farmers in Bar...

Motown to Growtown: Detroit’s Urban Farmers (First screened in 2012, and a 2019 update)

Residents of the US city of Detroit are now producing organic food locally, reducing the environmental footprint of their food by cutting down on carbon emissions from transport and on chemical inputs. They are also helping revive communities as new green spaces and farmer's...

One Individual’s Roadside Beautification Project Turned Into a Farm (Kerala, India)

The COVID pandemic has hit people hard around the world, not only in terms of health risks but also their most basic economic security and well-being. Some are using this as an opportunity to become self-sufficient by growing food for their own families or as...

Indian Schools Asked to Set up School Nutrition Gardens

Smt Sulochana Singhania School Thane (Mumbai) - organic farming
All schools in India have been asked to set up "school nutrition gardens" by the central government. The gardens will have to be managed by the students, with the help of staff and teachers. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), which governs the education...

Malaysia: Deputy Agriculture Minister on Urban Farms

Malaysian deputy agriculture minister Sim Tze Tzin has taken up urban farming in his constituency of Bayan Baru. The small garden outside the double-storey unit that serves as Sim's service centre now boasts eggplants, cucumbers and other herbs. Sim said the country is facing a fundamental...

5 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow At Home

With over 90 per cent of the food imported, it is no secret that Singapore struggles to feed itself, relying on food producers from over 160 countries. While diversifying food sources helps alleviate some of these issues, it also creates an unsustainable reliance on ships,...