Urban Agriculture In India And Its Importance
With food costs increasing and with the rising prevalence of extreme climatic events, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recognized urban and periurban agriculture as a farming system that could bring about national food & health care safety and tasks, and enhancing urban ecology and sanitation, and thus attaining poverty alleviation, food safety, and sustainable urban growth.
The FAO defines urban and peri-urban agriculture within an industry situated inside (intra-urban) or about the fringe (periurban) of a city, a town or a metropolis, that develops and increases, processes and distributes a diversity of agriculture goods, using mostly human, soil and water resources, services and products found in and around that urban area. As India is projected to include 400 million people into its metropolitan population by 2050, it's extremely critical to the nation to tackle this matter earnestly to stay in front of the massive challenge of fulfilling the metropolitan dwellers' nutrient safety and sanitation needs.
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