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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : (133) Last page : (140)
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Urban Horticulture Prospective to Secure Food Provisions in Urban and Peri-Urban Environments

Mahaveer Suman1* and Prerak Bhatnagar2

Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalrapatan Campus, Jhalawar, Agriculture University, Kota, Rajasthan
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Received: 12.04.2019 | Revised: 18.05.2019 | Accepted: 22.05.2019  



According to the latest estimate of the United Nations, the World's urban population is expected to increase at burgeoning explosion from 2.76 billion in 1995 to 5.34 billion in the year 2025 at which time more than half (2.72 billion) will reside in Asian cities. Insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables is the probable reason for micronutrient deficiencies and malnutrition in developing countries. With urbanization, globalization and a growing world population, it becomes imperative and of utmost importance to secure sufficient food supply for the world’s population. Many cities are expected to boom in the near future or are already entrenched with nearly insurmountable problems such as employment for often fairly uneducated migrants from rural areas, proper disposal of an abundance of refuse from households, commerce and industry by making available safe and sufficient supply of cheap but nutritious food rich in vitamins and minerals to feed ever increasing the population of these expanding urban centers. Solution to the present situation lies in increased food security among the world’s poor through the introduction of fruit and vegetable home gardens, plots for small scale vegetable production which can provide households with sufficient production as well as to serve a source of livelihood. The provision to secure social security by urban horticulture lies in solution through analysis of the economic, sociological, and anthropological situation of urban and peri-urban communities and small and medium-sized farm enterprises (SMEs) in these cities perceived different factors and constraints thereby affecting and limiting the potential for fruits and vegetable production by SMEs should be critically evaluated, sensitized and prioritized. Production technologies for upliftment of the socio-economic scenario and anthropological situation in the dwelling urban communities need to be developed as per the market demand and consumer acceptance.

Key words: Nutritional, Sustainable, Potential, Community, Socio-economic.

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Cite this article: Suman, M. and Bhatnagar, P., Urban Horticulture Prospective to Secure Food Provisions in Urban and Peri-Urban Environments, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(3): 133-140 (2019). doi: