Institutionalizing Urban Farming at Neighborhood Level (Micro Level) in Pakistan; A Case Study of Johar Town Lahore

Authors : Rabia Shouket

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 5 - May

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- In many developing countries, the process of urbanization is accompanied by an increase in urban poverty and a polluted environment, Increasing food insecurity and malnutrition, especially in children, pregnant and lactating women. Unemployment rate augmented. Urban agriculture offers opportunities to improve global food supplies, sanitation, local economies, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Urban agriculture exists in different agricultural systems around the world. Between 25 and 30% of city dwellers participate in the food sector of people around the world. With the increase in the urban population and the migration from rural to urban areas, urban agriculture is increasingly recognized for its benefits and services. The lack of practical knowledge of urban agriculture somewhat hinders the viability of the enterprise. Here, the constraints and potential of urban agriculture in the city of Johar Lahore are analyzed and professionals were interviewed to prepare guidelines for all on urban agriculture. In this paper an area of Lahore was studied to assess the potentials and constraints of urban farming in johar town. in the light of results, it is concluded that people are willing to take part in such activities and they have space to do so. They need proper guidance and awareness to do so. Government should focus on institutionalizing urban farming to create Clean green Pakistan where people can grow their own food in clean and healthy way.


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