After water, air and energy, the next big crisis being faced by cities is going to be food. There is ample evidence to indicate that cities need to focus and optimize on their food demand since urban food security could pose a serious challenge to urban sustainability in the near future. Keeping this in mind, a research project was carried out to study the feasibility as well as benefits of Urban Farming.
It was found that Urban Farming can not only help boost urban food availability, but also has other co-benefits such as augmenting pscyho-social well being and making naturally grown, organic veggies readily available for the urban consumer.
This research project was carried out in collaboration with Dr. Surabhika Maheshwari of the Department of Psychology, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.
The findings of this research project was presented during the International Conference on Environmental Impact on Biodiversity, Sustainability and Quality of Life on 16-18 February 2017 at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
Exploring the Environmental and Psychological Co-Benefits of Urban Farming in Delhi
Surabhika Maheshwari and Govind Singh