International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Potential role of urban and peri-urban agriculture in sustainable development of Dehradun city


Pankaj Rawat

Urban growth in city brings series of changes within and around the city environment. Due to rapid urbanization, the rate of encroachment of urban activities into the agricultural landscape of the peri-urban areas increases. The change in land-use pattern of city from green space to build up area creates various impacts on agriculture land. Physical expansion of the city declines the proportion of land under agriculture and related activities. Series of these changes brings serious problems to the city. Rapid population growth, increase in the no. of urban poor, food insecurity, poverty, degraded environment, lack of green spaces, and pollution are the major problems. Urban agriculture provides the remedy to all these problems and considered as a benefactor to sustainable city development. Through this research, an attempt had been made to promote Urban Agriculture and how it helps in sustainable city development. Urban farmers have been facing some challenges including shortage of inputs and lack of land. This study thus aims to investigate the level of contribution of urban crop production to household food security. It also seeks to establish some of the challenges faced by urban farmers and come up with some recommendations on how the activity may be implemented in a sustainable way.
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Pankaj Rawat. Potential role of urban and peri-urban agriculture in sustainable development of Dehradun city. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 273-282
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