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dc.contributor.authorGrafius, Darren R.
dc.contributor.authorEdmondson, Jill L.
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Briony A.
dc.contributor.authorClark, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorMears, Meghann
dc.contributor.authorLeake, Jonathan R.
dc.contributor.authorCorstanje, Ron
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Jim A.
dc.contributor.authorWarren, Philip H.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T15:19:16Z
dc.date.available2020-04-03T15:19:16Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-20
dc.identifier.citationGrafius, D.R., Edmondson, J.L., Norton, B.A. et al. (2020). 'Estimating food production in an urban landscape'. Scientific Reports, 10, 5141, pp. 1-10.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-020-62126-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624658
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing interest in urban food production for reasons of food security, environmental sustainability, social and health benefits. In developed nations urban food growing is largely informal and localised, in gardens, allotments and public spaces, but we know little about the magnitude of this production. Here we couple own-grown crop yield data with garden and allotment areal surveys and urban fruit tree occurrence to provide one of the first estimates for current and potential food production in a UK urban setting. Current production is estimated to be sufficient to supply the urban population with fruit and vegetables for about 30 days per year, while the most optimistic model results suggest that existing land cultivated for food could supply over half of the annual demand. Our findings provide a baseline for current production whilst highlighting the potential for change under the scaling up of cultivation on existing land.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was conducted as part of the Fragments, Functions and Flows in Urban Ecosystem Services (F3UES) project (grant numbers NE/J015067/1 and NE/J015369/1) as part of the larger Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) framework funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the UK’s Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme. Additional data used were collected by projects supported with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/I002154/1 and EP/N030095/1); the Countryside Council for Wales; the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; English Nature; the Environment and Heritage Service (Northern Ireland); and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62126-4en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectMultidisciplinaryen_US
dc.subjecturban food production, food security, environmental sustainabilityen_US
dc.titleEstimating food production in an urban landscapeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2045-2322
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reportsen_US
dc.identifier.pii62126
dc.source.journaltitleScientific Reports
dc.source.volume10
dc.source.issue1
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-03-05
refterms.dateFOA2020-04-03T15:19:16Z
dc.author.detail785876en_US


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