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Title: "Urban Food Security through Urban Agriculture and Waste Recycling: Some Lessons for India"
Authors: Rahul Gupta, Sumita Gupta Gangopadhyay
Issue/Year: Jul-2013
Section: Perspectives
Abstract: This paper examines how urban agriculture can aid in the food production process and optimize the distribution process in the context of urban food system planning. It discusses some instances of successful urban agriculture and waste recycling in Brazil and Cuba in their quest towards sustainability, employment-generation, enhancing food security, and augmenting nutrition in the urban areas and offers recommendations for India with specific suggestions for urban planners to encourage local food production in a sustainable manner through community participation.
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