Urban Food Insecurity: The relationship between community resilience and urban agriculture

Authors

  • Anizah Mohd Salleh Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia. Fakulti Teknikal dan Vokasional, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
  • Nor Zalina Harun Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Sharina Abdul Halim Institut Alam Sekitar dan Pembangunan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v5i18.206

Abstract

This article presents the relationship between community resilience and urban agriculture as a strategy for food and nutrition security forthe vulnerable urban group. Through a systematic literature review and using thematic analysis, the study reveals four related domains identified as food security, food production, food flow, and resilience strategy. The community resiliency was presented through the contribution of urban agriculture as part of community preparedness, response, and recovery in short and long-term impacts. The study concludes that green spaces provision in a residential area act as a viable support system underlined the economic, social, and environment interaction.

Keywords: urban agriculture; vulnerable urban group; community resilience; food insecurity

eISSN 2398-4279 ©2020 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v5i18.206

Published

2020-04-10

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