Feeding a city - Leicester as a case study of the importance of allotments for horticultural production in the UK.

  title={Feeding a city - Leicester as a case study of the importance of allotments for horticultural production in the UK.},
  author={Jill L. Edmondson and Dylan Z. Childs and Miriam C. Dobson and Kevin J. Gaston and Philip H. Warren and Jonathan R. Leake},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
The process of urbanization has detached a large proportion of the global population from involvement with food production. However, there has been a resurgence in interest in urban agriculture and there is widespread recognition by policy-makers of its potential contribution to food security. Despite this, there is little data on urban agricultural production by non-commercial small-scale growers. We combine citizen science data for self-provisioning crop yields with field-mapping and GIS… Expand
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