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Urban Agriculture

Areas used for urban farming and gardening, when compared to paved or asphalted grounds, have a positive contribution to climate adaptation. These green areas can be further adapted to climate impacts by introducing appropriate vegetation and crops for allotment and vegetable gardens. They should be, according to the climatic area resistant to droughts; such as saline vegetables and drought-tolerant plants and trees. Other issues also relevant for climate change adaptation include:

- Increasing the presence of vegetation will increase the water infiltration capacity of the soil, which in turn leads to better adaptation to future needs in terms of stormwater runoff.

- Providing shade, increasing evapotranspiration and transforming sunlight into vegetal material in photosynthesis processes rather than absorbing it, plants and trees have a cooling effect on their environment.

- When using more drought-tolerant plants, water needs for irrigation can be reduced.

- As a consequence of the increased water infiltration capacity the groundwater table will rise improving drought resistance.
When planting more saline vegetables and drought-tolerant vegetation there will be more food available during dry spells.

- Urban farming and gardening attract a variety of fauna and thereby increases local biodiversity. Moreover, gardens are used as recreational areas and public meeting places for people, improving the environmental qualities of urban areas

Sources:

- climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/metadata/adaptation-options/urban-farming-and-gardening

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All Urban Agriculture projects

Below is a list of all Urban Agriculture projects on Climatescan.

Melbourne Skyfarm 31 Aug 2022
NRDF Urban beekeeping 31 Aug 2022
Comm garden lisbon 21 May 2022
Urban farming Lisbon 21 May 2022
Urban farming 31 Jul 2021
Nunduk 15 Jul 2021
Urban farming 08 Jun 2021
Rooftop Park B.Bylon 21 May 2021
Thorbecketuin De Bilt 21 Apr 2021
Sustainable Gdynia 14 Apr 2021
Do it yourself urban 16 Sep 2020
Urban farming Tilburg 07 Aug 2020
Urban farming Almere 29 Jul 2020
Greenify the garden 13 Apr 2020
Koken met Kropotkin 29 Jan 2020
Op het dak (Dakakker) 23 Jan 2020
Cool swales left 1 km 28 Aug 2019
Urban farming Hoi An 24 Jul 2019
Urban farming malmo 10 Jun 2019
Urban farming malmo 10 Jun 2019
Hortus Populus 03 Dec 2018
ruigoord Amsterdam 09 Jun 2017
NUtrecht 09 Jun 2017
Urbanus roof farming 29 May 2017
GWL terrain 29 Mar 2017
Urban farming Selwerd 15 Feb 2017
Afkoppelen in de Worp 25 Feb 2016
Eva Lanxmeer 30 Sep 2015