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Urban Agriculture

Michigan State University via EdCast


Led by John Stone, Manager of Research & Engagement for the Global Innoversity Program in Metro Food at MSU This self-paced learning experience increases awareness of metropolitan agriculture and is designed to build a network of collaborators. The course is open to anyone and participants will earn a certificate of completion.

More than half of the world’s population is living in cities, and each day 200,000 more people are added to the world food demand. Urbanization is an ongoing and autonomous worldwide trend. Cities are becoming mega-cities with millions of inhabitants. Urbanization creates an ever growing number of urban consumers while rapidly declining the number of farmers and pushing out agriculture from metropolitan areas. The problem will only increase in coming years, especially in developing countries where 80-90% of the population growth will be in cities. The rapid urban development has placed agriculture in an urban context and under urban pressure.

Participants are invited to bring perspectives and experiences in their own metropolitan region to the course to help build a robust framework of metropolitan agriculture.

Taught by

John Stone



4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Santosh Panigrahy

    Santosh Panigrahy is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Urban agriculture is a best agriculture because in compared to rural urban agriculture are very advanced agriculture and many advance type technology use in this agriculture if a farmer facing lots of problems like disease and pest attack and what type of crop grown in which type of land then if he is a urban farmer then obviously he getting enough knowledge for solving himself and this type of farming is highly profitable with less investment
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    Dinesha Erandathi

    Dinesha Erandathi completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    As a agriculture student, I hope to complete this course well.I think class central will support to me for my future successfulness.

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