Latin American Studies ETDs

Author

Edwina duBois

Publication Date

5-1-2015

Abstract

The main objectives of this study are to describe the food system of Mexico City; identify how the urban poor access food on an everyday basis; determine who participates in urban agriculture projects, and for what purpose; determine the nutritional, economic, physical and ecological impact urban agriculture has had on participants; and observe the impact community urban gardens have on the surrounding community (multipliers). Many governments, including Mexico City's, are introducing institutional and other policy changes that recognize, manage and promote urban agriculture. This study looked at urban agriculture projects, mostly in marginalized communities, within the 16 boroughs of Mexico City and analyzed their impacts on the food security and community development of the participants and surrounding community. This is followed by a discussion of challenges and opportunities relating to urban agriculture development in Mexico City.

Language

English

Keywords

urban agriculture, mexico city, community garden, planning, city planning, food security, food sovereignty

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Latin American Studies

Second Degree Name

Community and Regional Planning

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Latin American Studies

Second Department

School of Architecture and Planning

First Advisor

Isaac, Claudia

First Committee Member (Chair)

Isaac, Claudia

Second Committee Member

Henkel, David

Third Committee Member

Binder, Melissa

Comments

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