Urban agriculture and the policies of the European Union: the need for renewal

Curry, Nigel R and Reed, Matt and Keech, Daniel and Maye, Damian and Kirwan, James (2015) Urban agriculture and the policies of the European Union: the need for renewal. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, 5 (1). pp. 91-106. ISSN 21711216

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Abstract

To date, analyses of European policies as they pertain to urban agriculture and new modes of socio-technical innovation are rare, beyond general assessments that recognise relative degrees of influence. The purpose of this paper is thus to provide a targeted review of key European policies that impact and are likely to impact upon urban agriculture and sustainable modes of food provisioning, with a particular focus on the Bristol city-region, to provide contextualisation. Through interviews with key actors in the cityregion we reflect on the importance not only of European level policies but also of how they are perceived and interpreted at a local level. By way of a systematic review based on key themes relevant to urban agriculture, the paper presents analysis of some of the key policies that are perceived to act to enable or frustrate the development of urban agriculture. The paper concludes by considering the ways in which a renewal of the CAP in particular might empower urban agriculture.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: http://cordis.europa.eu/programme/rcn/851_en.html
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Matthew Reed
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 14:14
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2017 20:52
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2274

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