Indonesia: Reviving food security through urban farming by urban dwellers in Tasikmalaya

A survey was conducted regarding 60 samples of urban farming with limited room to plant. The result showed that Urban farming grew in narrow alleys (26.23%), at the edge of the ditch (15.28%), on the wall (4.05%), back terrace (5%), front terrace (5%), bare-land (6%) and open space (39.44%). The technology of planting of most is still conventional with zero tillage (70%), Minimum tillage (20%), hydroponics (5%), and aquaponics (5%). The harvest is mainly for family needs (35%), hobby (15%), and the rest is for selling (20%) and charity to visitors and neighbors (30%).

Urban farming could provide healthy food from home, ornamental plants, and revive food security and people's immunity. Urban farming made the environment greener and provided oxygen by CO2 absorption from the air. Climate change is an important issue, and urban farming is one way to resolve it.

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Sundari, Ristina & Sulistyowati, Lies & Noor, Trisna & Setiawan, Iwan. (2021). Woman in Agriculture: Revive Food Security throughout Urban Farming by Urban Dwellers in Tasikmalaya.

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