A Comparison of Urban Agriculture and Short Food Chains in Paris and Tunis

Saloua Toumi, Roland Vidal

In: UA Magazine no 24: From Seed to Table: Developing Urban Agriculture Value Chains, pp 31-34

In general, the distance between producers and consumers is relatively short in urban agriculture. A comparative analysis between Paris and Tunis revealed significant differences in the economic, social and environmental impacts of these short value chains. The agro-climatic context, the social and spatial organisation of the city, and the nature of the distribution chains all influence the sustainability of urban agricultural projects and should be taken into account in their development.

This article included a box on Innovative Forms of Value Chain Development for (Peri)Urban Agriculture in Central Italy by Giulia Giacchè and André Fleury

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