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The rise of the ‘food charter’: A mechanism to increase urban agriculture

Hardman, M and Larkham, PJ 2014, 'The rise of the ‘food charter’: A mechanism to increase urban agriculture' , Land Use Policy . (In Press)

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Abstract

Urban agriculture (UA) is rapidly growing in popularity and significance across the Western hemisphere. For over two decades North Americans have embraced the concept, although in Europe the idea of UA has only recently gained attention from academics, practitioners and policy makers. Networks are beginning to form in the UK, sometimes bound by a ‘food charter’: a statement of aims which bring together businesses, practitioners and other bodies involved or interested in sustainable food systems. More recently, food charters have become popular tools for pursuing the UA agenda. In this paper we provide a view on this method of moving forward the local food agenda; primarily using a case study of Birmingham, we comment on its success and potential for the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food charter; Urban agriculture; Food security; Localism
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Land Use Policy
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0264-8377
Depositing User: S Rafiq
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 05:39
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 10:40
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31700

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