Urban Agriculture, Progress and Prospect: 1975-2005
by Jac Smit (TUAN)
The following tables are from the 1996 UNDP/TUAN Monograph Urban Agriculture: Food, Jobs and Sustainable Cities.
Table 1. Global estimates of the level of urban agricultural activity (based on 1993 data)
Urban Agriculture -- Global Estimates
World Population Actively Engaged 800 million Farmers Producing for Market in the World 200 million Jobs* in World in Production and Processing 150 million
range of data
Participants: 15% to 70% of families (share of urban families) about one third of urban families Production: 10% to 90% of consumption (vegetables, eggs, meat/fish) about one third of consumption Land Use: 20% to 60% of urban area (land in agricultural use) over one third of urban regions