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These farmers grow maize, onions and other vegetables in a city in Ghana. They use groundwater to irrigate their crops.
Nana Kofi Acquah/IWMI
November 12, 2014 Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.
November 8, 2014 A new documentary film follows protesters who occupied a research farm owned by the University of California. The film has become a symbol of the subversive possibilities of urban farming.
Urban farmers turning a vacant lot into a garden plot in San Francisco's Hayes Valley.
September 9, 2014 San Francisco is one of many U.S. cities rolling out incentives to grow food on unused land. But some San Franciscans argue that land should be used to address the acute affordable housing shortage.
At the Mini-Farmery in North Carolina, greens grow on the walls and customers can pick their own produce.
Amy Edwards/New Image Studio
May 24, 2014 Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.
Don't leave me: Many cities allow hens but not roosters.
July 11, 2013 Unwanted chicks are filling up some city shelters around the country, and some activists are blaming fair-weather hipster farmers. But a closer look reveals another root cause: When urban farmers order hens, they often end up instead with roosters — illegal in many cities.
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