Imagine growing your own food instead of grasses in your garden, won’t it be much worthy?
Amidst the rapid development of digital technology, farming remains essential to provide life necessities. With limited availability of land in the city, it comes as no surprise that urban farming has become a new buzzword. While growing food in the city is not a new concept, now urban farming grows to b a trend that could help fight climate change and create a better environment. This trend also shapes a new means to increase access to locally grown food and a way of reintroducing the public to many aspects of food.
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A survey by Liv Lemos suggested that urban farming is welcomed and adopted by many communities as it can provide fresher food and offer the possibility of direct contact with producers. Urban agriculture also brings an impact on the community by contributing to the local economy and creating functioning ecological spaces. It means urban farming can be an effective solution to deal with the effects of climate change by strengthening cities’ resilience. As a result, urban farming will play an important role in the global food chain and security as well as sustainability.
For example, a report by Katy Askew showed that with the growing technology and public backing, urban farming can help shape the future of food. Implementation has been running in the Swedish company. They prepare to kick off production in 7,000-metre indoor urban farm. The goal of this practice is to produce tasty high-quality vegetables that can be eaten with a good conscience. In addition, it can help disrupt the production of the supply chain.
As you keep your farm close to home, said Coeur et Sol, it can impact the environmental health and increases the city’s economic value in the agricultural supply chain. Growing food in urban areas also allows farmers to provide goods directly to consumers as well as funnelling goods to restaurants and shops where community buy their groceries. This can be a great step towards providing food security (reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious foods) for every resident as well as eliminating gas emission needed for food transport. Besides that, other benefits of urban farming for both economy and individuals are quality, scalability, sustainability, and productivity. It is a good and win-win implementation for everyone.
“Whether it’s growing produce on site, investing in driveless ships or simply adopting an automated warehouse management system is precious in today’s fast-moving world.” – Stephen Jones
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