Articles by Maitreyi Koduganti

Maitreyi is a researcher at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru. Her research interests include climate adaptation, gender, agrarian and vulnerability studies.

The theme for World Environment Day observed earlier this week was ‘ecosystem restoration’ and it presents a good starting point for an important conversation – one about urban agriculture (UA) and its potential to revive and restore highly diverse ecosystems in cities. Initially, a majority saw urban agriculture largely as a hobby of a scarce few with enough time and a ‘green thumb’ practice. But today, many recognise its vital role in building more sustainable, climate-proof urban futures and are taking active interest in the same. The pandemic and consequent lockdowns have, in fact, spurred an interest in urban agriculture…

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