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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Van Deventer, Thomas
URN etd-11302011-223307
Document Title Ecosystemic supply chain : a research and development centre for urban agriculture
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof B Jekot Committee Chair
Keywords
  • food shortage
  • urban farming
  • aquaponics
  • vermiculture
  • hydroponics
  • food crisis
  • urban agriculture
Date 2012-04-23
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
With our ever increasing global population it will be necessary for dense urban environments to develop methods of farming locally. Not only will urban agriculture be beneficial in aiding in the solution of this growing populations need for food production, but it can help to reconnect us to our food and their processes. This dissertation explores the education and reconnection of the public with the food production cycle through the experience of building integrated agriculture, vermiculture and aquaponic systems (cultivating plants and fish symbiotically).

Pretoria’s Apies River is an ideal location for the establishment of a research facility of urban ecosystemic food production. The proposed urban agriculture program will allow for hands on research and development of emerging methods and technologies related to farming in the city environment while providing a platform for public education through interaction & inspiration.

Copyright © 2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria

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Van Deventer, T 2011, Ecosystemic supply chain : a research and development centre for urban agriculture, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11302011-223307 / >

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