Urban AgriCulture and Food Systems Dynamics in the German Bonn/Rhein-Sieg Region

Darya Hirsch, Christian H. Meyer, Johannes Klement, Martin Hamer, Wiltrud Terlau


Agricultural activities within city boundaries have a long history in both developed and developing countries. In this paper, a broad approach to Urban AgriCulture (UAC) is used, one that includes the production of crops in urban and peri-urban areas and ranges in developed countries from allotment gardens over community gardens to semi-entrepreneurial self-harvest farms and fully commercialized agriculture. With an empirical case study on UAC Initiatives in the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg region this work fills a gap since the lack of comprehensive and comparative studies on urban agriculture (UA) currently makes it difficult for researchers to identify the benefits of UA activities.


agriculture; citizen participation; food systems; social empirical research; sustainable transition; urban green spaces; regional food production

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v7i4.745

ISSN 1869-6945


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