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Looking to the Future of Urban and Sustainable Agriculture: Cuba and Worldwide

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Despite some concern about the persistence of a wish to return to industrial agriculture among some producers, leaders of the urban agriculture movement in Cuba believe urban agriculture and ... More


Introduction

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter starts with a brief discussion of the reasons for the turn to urban agriculture, as well as the enabling historical roots of this turn in human-resource formation and social ... More


The Nature and Organization of Cuban Urban Agriculture

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The National Group for Urban Agriculture (GNAU) in the Ministry of Agriculture has been designated as the lead institution in the urban agriculture effort in Cuba. Their (and other Cuban experts') ... More


Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Sinan Koont

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines one of the first and most successful large-scale, organic, and agroecological urban agriculture efforts currently being attempted in the world, namely, in Cuba. This trailblazing ... More


Case Studies of Urban Agriculture

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter starts with a review of various perspectives on urban agriculture in Cuba as communicated to the author during many interviews. It continues with reports on urban-agriculture site visits ... More


Growing in the City: From Community Gardening to Urban Agriculture

Lindsay K. Campbell

in City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter five traces the network of actors and storylines involved in creating, advocating for (or resisting), and maintaining urban agriculture in New York City. First, it describes a brief history ... More


City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Lindsay K. Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book begins with the question of why PlaNYC2030—New York City’s municipal, long-term sustainability plan, launched during the Mayor Michael Bloomberg administration—had a robust urban forestry ... More


City of Farms: Cultivating Urban Agriculture through Food Policy Visions and Plans

Lindsay K. Campbell

in City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter six reveals the ways in which civic and public actors working outside the boundaries of PlaNYC iteratively embedded urban agriculture and food policy into municipal planning efforts. A ... More


Urban Agriculture

Illène Pevec, Soul Shava, John Nzira, and Michael Barnett

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0026
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter considers school gardens in North America and urban agriculture in South Africa as sites for urban environmental education. Urban agriculture encompasses rooftop and community gardens, ... More


Urban Agriculture and Food Security in the Middle Eastern Context: A Case Study from Lebanon and Jordan

Salwa Tohmé Tawk, Mounir Abi Said, and Shadi Hamadeh

in Food Security in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199361786
eISBN:
9780190235697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Due to its heavy reliance on food imports, the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is considered to be one of the most food insecure regions in the world. Urban Agriculture (UA), a traditional ... More


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