Urban Agriculture

by Subas Chandra Sahoo & Meenakshi Mohanty
ISBN: 9788119002375 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 224 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2023
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 17 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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Conventionally, agriculture is considered as a primary source of livelihood with focus on fulfilling the basic requirements of food, feed, clothing and shelter. Since many years, agricultural activities are concentrated within rural limits.

Time has come to harness the potentialities of urban resources to take up agriculture related activities. Technological innovations have opened up the avenue for invigorating such activities under urban environment. Urban ecosystem comprising of various limitations like inadequate land area, restrictions in land use, high labour cost, etc. requires special interventions for taking up agricultural activities.

The book contains diversified aspects of urban agriculture such as floriculture, vegetable production, fruit plantation, medicinal plants, landscape management, lawn preparation, mushroom production, bee keeping, value addition, vertical garden, hydroponics, green wall, bonsai making, etc.

Subas Chandra Sahoo, Directorate of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751 003, India

Meenakshi Mohanty, Officer, ICAR - Nodal Cell, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751 003, India

1. Introduction, 2.Types of Urban Garden, 3. Flowering Plants,4.Foliage Plants,5. Fruit Plants, 6. Vegetable Crops, 7. Medicinal Plants, 8.Plant Propagation, 9. Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables, 10.  Miscellaneous Activities