A member of the team Assoc.Prof. Dr Katinka Mihova took part in the National scientific conference “Regional economy and sustainable development” organized by The Research Institute in the structure of University of Economics -Varna, 17 November 2017, with a report and a presentation titled “SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND URBAN AGRICULTURE”.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND URBAN AGRICULTURE
According to many authors urban agriculture is a sustainable future especially for the urban poor of the developing world. Defined as “an industry located within (intra-urban) or on the fringe (peri-urban) of a town, a city or a metropolis, which grows and raises, processes and distributes a diversity of food and non-food products” (Stewart et.al.) urban agriculture is a kind of informal food supply system. An attention to urban agriculture as a phenomenon in many countries arises. Analyses and attempts for systemizing of benefits and negatives of urban agriculture appears. It is looking for connections between urban agriculture and sustainable cities.