Contemporary Debates in Food and Farming

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Hence, prompting me to disregard the notion or thought incumbent challenges facing the global systems are insurmountable due to climatic factors as well as the absence of adequate efforts by global regimes to feed their people. Therefore, based on what I witnessed and learned during the field trip, I strongly believe urban food production has adequate potential in resolving varied challenges (currently seeming insurmountable) that face the global food system as evident in this report.
After visiting Allens Gardens, site presents are totally different view and perception of what numerous scholars especially those have not researched urban food production contend. The region besides having provided local farmers with a constant income-generating venture, they have contributed immensely to resolving food insecurity (Growing Communities, n.d). Hence, contrary to the past when town people used to rely on far distant food are now able to buy just from their vicinity and use it while afresh. This is quite cheaper for there are not many expenses incurred not only the buyers but also farmers for their location is just in the heart of the city where they use organic boxes (Growing Communities, n.d). Therefore, dwellers can adequately and with ease procure any seasonal produce with at least £7.75 a week. This is also echoed by Buckingham (2005, p. 172) where he contends how British women allotment holders have contributed to the resolving of food insecurity. This is due to the shifting of the traditional perception of a male being the allotment holders to the current where the female gender owns thus being able to adequately provide for their families through gardening in urban areas (Buckingham, 2005).