Urban Agriculture and Community Food Security in the United States: Farming from the City Center to the Urban Fringe

Updated October 2020

By: Community Food Security Coalition


Urban Agriculture

This report from the Urban Agriculture Committee of the Community Food Security Coalition provides background and justification for the rise of urban agriculture in the U.S. It outlines food insecurity challenges, describes the potential for growing food in cities, gives a brief overview of different types of urban agriculture, discusses barriers to urban farming, and offers potential policy solutions to overcome these barriers.