FAO's role in urban agriculture

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) can be defined as the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities.

Urban and peri-urban agriculture provides food products from different types of crops (grains, root crops, vegetables, mushrooms, fruits), animals (poultry, rabbits, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, guinea pigs, fish, etc.) as well as non-food products (e.g. aromatic and medicinal herbs, ornamental plants, tree products).

UPA includes trees managed for producing fruit and fuelwood, as well as tree systems integrated and managed with crops (agroforestry) and small-scale aquaculture.

Learn More:

http://www.fao.org/urban-agriculture/en/?utm_content=buffer5f394&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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