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A three-phase developmental pathway for scaling up urban agriculture

We present an interdisciplinary conceptual framework of urban agriculture and synthesize its social–ecological effects across scales. Using those theoretical foundations, we proposed a multiphase developmental pathway for scaling up urban agriculture, including dynamics, processes, accelerators and feedback loops, which elucidated key considerations associated with achieving transformative change in urban regions.

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Fig. 1: Developmental pathway for scaling up urban agriculture over time.


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This is a summary of: Qiu, J. et al. Scale up urban agriculture to leverage transformative food systems change, advance social–ecological resilience and improve sustainability. Nat. Food (2024).

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A three-phase developmental pathway for scaling up urban agriculture. Nat Food 5, 17–18 (2024).

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