Journal article

Building knowledge in urban agriculture: the challenges of local food production in Sao Paulo and Melbourne

Luis Fernando Amato-Lourenco, Rafael Junqueira Buralli, Guilherme Reis Ranieri, Adrian H Hearn, Chris Williams, Thais Mauad

Environment, Development and Sustainability | Springer (part of Springer Nature) | Published : 2021


Urban environments face multiple burdens and significant challenges related to food safety and sustainable agriculture. Urban agriculture remains fragmented and incipient in many cities worldwide. In their efforts to ensure sustainable urban food systems and provide public access to affordable and quality food, city governments must identify and pursue emerging opportunities. This study analyzed how São Paulo and Melbourne are working to overcome the related challenges.


Awarded by Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)-SPRINT Project

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the financial support of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)-SPRINT Project 15/50081-2, Project 2014/19201-9 and by Coordination and Improvement of Higher Level or Education Personnel (CAPES). LFAL is funded by Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). RJB is funded by the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).