World cities hooked on farming

52The Korea Herald The urban agriculture movement has long thrived in big cities in the West to meet growing desires for health, repose and a sense of community.

Around the world, over 800 million urban dwellers grow vegetables, fruits or flowers in their backyards, on rooftops or even in a few pots on a balcony, according to the Rural Development Administration.

“Urban farming is a 21st-century trend among world cities, as people have begun to seek out new values in city life, such as environment and community building,” wrote Song Jung-sub, a researcher at the RDA, in a report on urban farming.

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