VOL. 8, NO. 4, PGS. 49–57


Cultivating Self-Sufficiency in Cities
The Socioecological Benefits of Urban Agroecology
Miguel A. Altieri

Miguel A. Altieri is Professor Emeritus of Agroecology in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley and co-director of the Latin American Center for Agroecological Research (CELIA).

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More than 55% of the world’s population (more than 4 billion people) live in urban areas today, a projection that is expected to reach 60% by 2030. It is estimated that cities with more than 10 million inhabitants will triple in size within a decade and that each city of [...]

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