urbanfarm1-1024x682Steinhardt Study Defines Social Motivations of Urban Farms
Two thirds of urban farmers have a social mission that goes beyond food production and profits, finds new research led by NYU Steinhardt. The study, published in the British Food Journal, shows that three of the four top reasons farmers grow in urban areas – food security, education, community building, and producing food for the market – have social motivations.
As urban populations grow in the United States, farming in cities is becoming more common. While food entrepreneurs seek to make money through urban farming, many urban farms are concerned with factors beyond food production, and have incorporated social goals into their missions. These missions align with a larger social movement in food – the “good food movement” – that focuses on where food comes from, who grows it, and how it’s grown.
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