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Urban gardens in Bogotá: services and motivations beyond food production

Caputo, Silvio (2023) Urban gardens in Bogotá: services and motivations beyond food production. In: Feeding the melting pot: agroecological urbanism for inclusive and sustainable food practices. . (KAR id:102066)


This paper takes its cue from a PhD fieldwork investigation that gathered detailed information for 15 urban gardens in Bogotá together with a large dataset developed by the Bogotá Botanical Garden to further explore the values and motivations that bring people to grow food in this city. The database includes 1,216 private and community gardens over the entire urban area, hence representing a unique opportunity to evaluate

motivations for urban food production for diverse communities. The analysis of the database followed by

a comparison with the fieldwork findings enables the identification of clusters of urban farmers, defined by

aims behind their practices and socio-economic conditions. It offers a nuanced understanding of the role of urban agriculture in this context and contributes to further define food security.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Silvio Caputo
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2023 11:34 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2024 04:40 UTC
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