Peri-Urban Agriculture: Farming between the city and the village
Source: Farm and Food Magazine
Date: 16 April 2016
Brief: A National Conference on Peri-Urban Agriculture and Ecosystems, hosted by GEAG, was held on 22-23 February 2016 to bring together local, regional, state and international perspectives on the challenges and opportunities associated in this rural-urban transition zones. It examined the major issues that are emerging in settlements in the transition zones, like maintaining critical natural resources, socio-economic degradation, policy and institutional issues exacerbating due to the inevitable drift of cities into peri-urban areas as well as the challenges regarding food, water and livelihood security of cities in future.