A Comprehensive Review on Evolution, Challenges of Models, Opportunities in Urban Farming Practices in the World


Department of Fruit Science, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, 208002, India.

A. Krishnamoorthi *

NBPGR Pusa Campus, IARI New Delhi -110012, India.

Jitendra Chaurasia

Department of Fruit Science, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, 208002, India.

Bijay Kumar Baidya

C.V. Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha – 752054, India.

Abhishek Singh

Department of Agricultural Economics, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, 208002, India.


ICAR- Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal, 132001, India.

Vijay Kumar

ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Regional Centre, Karnal-132001, India.

Anushka Singh

Department of Horticulture, K.P.H.E.I. (Affiliated by Professor Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University), Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This review delves into the historical evolution of urban farming, tracing its roots from ancient civilizations to modern-day urban landscapes. It explores diverse urban farming models, ranging from rooftop gardens and vertical farms to community gardens and hydroponic systems, highlighting their unique characteristics and contributions to food security, environmental sustainability, and community resilience. Additionally, the abstract addresses the myriad challenges faced by urban farmers, including limited space, soil contamination, regulatory hurdles, and access to resources. Despite these challenges, urban farming presents abundant opportunities for innovation, social entrepreneurship, and urban revitalization. By leveraging technological advancements, community engagement, and policy support, urban farming has the potential to transform cities into vibrant hubs of agricultural production and sustainability. This abstract sets the stage for a comprehensive review that not only illuminates the past and present of urban farming but also identifies pathways for its future growth and impact in shaping resilient, equitable, and sustainable cities.

Keywords: Urban landscapes, soil contamination, regulatory hurdles, challenges

How to Cite

Anushi, Krishnamoorthi, A., Chaurasia, J., Baidya, B. K., Singh, A., Sapna, Kumar, V., & Singh, A. (2024). A Comprehensive Review on Evolution, Challenges of Models, Opportunities in Urban Farming Practices in the World. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 30(6), 136–156. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2024/v30i62028


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