Ambiente & Sociedade
On-line version ISSN 1809-4422
AQUINO, Adriana Maria de and ASSIS, Renato Linhares de. Challenges of organic agriculture in urban and suburban areas. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.1, pp. 137-150. ISSN 1809-4422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2007000100009.
This article presents organic agriculture, based on agroecology, as the appropriate technology for the urban agro-ecosystem. It also points out the need for appropriate technologies and amendments development. Looking at experiences with urban agriculture in development countries, it shows the need for local capacity development and a search for the public sector support, specially of organized groups mobilized for urban agriculture production.
Keywords : Urban agriculture; Agroecology; Food security; Sustainability.