Urban Agriculture in the Netherlands

Jan Willem van der Schans

In: UA Magazine no. 24 - From Seed to Table: Developing Urban Agriculture Value Chains, pp 40-42

Despite the domination of large-scale farming for export in the Netherlands, urban agriculture is growing in popularity. The reasons for this have not yet been studied systematically, but growing dissatisfaction with the conventional food system plays a part. This article looks at different strategies adopted by urban farmers and considers the implications of urban agriculture for public planning.

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