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Being intrinsically surrounded by people, urban agriculture has the opportunity to play an important role in strengthening the communities in which it operates.

Many urban agriculture projects are fundamentally community focused being run by local people for local people and, as well as producing food, focus actively on addressing issues that affect community cohesion. Activities such as holding communal events, regenerating run down areas, engaging isolated individuals and empowering local people to be involved in decision making are all part of many urban agriculture projects and have marked positive effects on the social environment.

Below are a list of publications and projects that demonstrate community benefits of urban agriculture.

City Harvest: The City Harvest website collects information on the wide range of benefits associated with urban agriculture, aiming to strengthen the movement in the UK and across the globe.

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