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  • Writer's pictureFrancis Chuah

How Urban Farming Empowers the B40 Groups

People in developing countries migrate from rural areas to urban areas in search of job opportunities and financial security. However, the reality of urbanisation in low-income countries contrastingly illustrates overpopulation marked by poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, and malnutrition. The low-income group has limited access to developmental resources in the cities, let alone access to clean food. There is a dire need to push urban farming to the front line of food production, and here’s why.

Financial Incentives

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Urban farming provides job opportunities for B40 groups. When an urban farm is set up, manpower is required to maintain, harvest, and sell the crops. For families that struggle to find unemployment, especially in time of the pandemic, urban farming jobs help sustain their livelihoods.

Cheap & Healthy Produce

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Local productions fuel the local economy. Urban farming lowers the price of fresh fruits and vegetables, subsequently allowing the B40 groups to consume healthy food at affordable pricing with a wider range of selection.

Enhanced Well-Being

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B40 groups have reported low mental and emotional well-being due to long-term daily stressors. Urban farming is associated with recreational benefits as it offers satisfying labour, relaxation of mind and body, as well as socialisation.

Urban farming provides financial, physical and mental health advantages that empower the urban poor. It does not stop at being a source of income, urban farming is also a labour of love.

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