Promoting Agroecology in Gorakhpur: Reduction in sale of agricultural land

Shiraz Wajih, Marianne Meijboom and Marielle Dubbeling

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 33 - Urban Agroecology, p.24-26 (2017)

Protection and preservation of agricultural land around cities, in their peri-urban areas and rural hinterlands, becomes more and more important in an era of rapid urban growth and increasing climate change impacts. A large percentage of agricultural production can be found in peri-urban and rural areas within reach of cities, with a recent study indicating that approximately 60% of all irrigated crop land and 35% of all rain-fed cropland is within 20 kilometres of city boundaries.

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