In the course UNDERSTANDING URBAN AGRICULTURE (CVFN410), the concept of urban agriculture is discussed and its main types are introduced. Subsequently, the main potentials and risks associated with urban agriculture will be reviewed. We look at its presence in both southern and northern cities, types of people practicing urban agriculture, the constraints and opportunities they are facing and how these can be analyzed. Finally, we review the roles of the various local stakeholders involved in urban agriculture and how they can support the development of safe and sustainable urban agriculture, providing concrete examples of urban agriculture policies and programmes. The course provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to urban agriculture.

Duration: approximately 4 hours

Courses 
Module 1 - The Concept of Urban AgricultureThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 2 - Building Blocks of Urban AgricultureThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 3 - Types of urban agricultureThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 4 - Direct and indirect stakeholders in UAThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 5 - Dimensions of UA: Benefits and functionsThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 6 - Dimensions of UA: Problems and risksThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 7 - Constraints and opportunities facing UAThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 8 - History and trends IThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 9 - History and trends IIThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 10 - Analyzing urban agriculture IThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 11 - Analyzing urban agriculture IIThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 12 - Supporting urban agriculture IThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 13 - Supporting urban agriculture IIThis course allows guest users to enter
Module 14 - ExamThis course allows guest users to enter