Urban Agriculture Law and Legal Definition

In plain language urban agriculture means farming in the city. It refers to the system of cultivating, processing and distributing food in a town or city. It also denotes animal husbandry, aquaculture, agro-forestry and horticulture carried on in a city or town. The cultivation carried out in peri-urban areas is also called as urban agriculture. Urban agriculture is also called as urban farming.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has defined urban agriculture as an activity that produces, processes, and markets food and other products, by using intensive production methods, natural resources and urban wastes, on land and water in urban and peri-urban areas to yield diversity of crops and livestock.