Urban Agriculture and Food Security

By: Andrea Scalco   Paulo Oliveira Neto   Ana Elisa Lourenzani   Sandra Cristina De Oliveira  

The urbanization resulting from the process of Brazilian industrialization, after World War II, has influenced the infrastructural aspects of large centers, through the development and production of consumer goods, generating population growth in the urban network, resulting in socioeconomic structural problems regarding health and Social issues, causing, among other problems, food insecurity. Urban Agriculture, an agricultural production activity within urban spaces, may promote the food security of those who practice it. Thus, the objective of the study was to analyze the impact of Urban Agriculture on Food Security. The study was conducted in community gardens in the city of Maringá, using the EBIA method suitable for urban agriculture, with procedures of descriptive statistical analysis and multiple linear regression. These community gardens were implemented as part of an environmental policy of the city hall of a city in the countryside of the Parana State, Brazil. It was identified that the activity has not been contributed to food security for individuals who depend on the resources generated, whether for consumption or income.

"Urban Agriculture", " Sustainable Agriculture", " Food Security"
Food Production and Sustainability
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Prof. Andrea Scalco

Professor of Administration Course Professor of Agribusiness and Development Post Graduation PhD in production engineer Research Interests: quality mananagement, food safety, food security, food chain

Paulo Oliveira Neto

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Ana Elisa Lourenzani

I have a degree in Agronomy, a Masters in Production Engineering and PhD in Production Engineering. I am currently an assistant professor at the Sao Paulo State University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Campus of Tupa. My research interests is Agroindustrial Systems Management, working mainly in the following subjects: family farming, access to markets, institutional purchases, certification and geographical indications.

Sandra Cristina De Oliveira

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