Becoming locally secure

People flocking to megacities where droves of rural citizens are arriving all the time, this last point is particularly significant, are surviving on small-scale subsistence farming.

Many people face not only extreme poverty, but a new degree of food insecurity in a place where they don’t rely on themselves to grow their own sustenance.

Using the farming skills they brought with them from the countryside to grow food in the city can generate income and provide the most nutritionally rich food available.

A lengthy scientific paper from Swiss environmental researchers evaluates urban agriculture in the developing world as a key factor not only for food security, and poverty alleviation, but also public health and sustainable resource management. via WorldChanging

NextBillion continues: In the next two decades mass human migrations from rural to urban areas are expected to radically transform the world’s demographic landscape.

Also check out City Farmer’s news page, which contains a wealth of information about this social experiment being conducted around the world.