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Location Beijing, China

Beijing's increase in land area from 4,822 km² in 1956 to 16,808 km² in 1958 led to the increased adoption of peri-urban agriculture. Such "suburban agriculture" led to more than 70% of non-staple food in Beijing, mainly consisting of vegetables and milk, to be produced by the city itself in the 1960s and 1970s. Recently, with relative food security in China, periurban agriculture has led to improvements in the quality of the food available, as opposed to quantity. One of the more recent experiments in urban agriculture is the Modern Agricultural Science Demonstration Park in Xiaotangshan.[1]

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  1. Periurban Agriculture Development in China, Jianming, Cai, Urban Agriculture Magazine volume 9, 2003-04-01. Accessed 2007-07-12

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Keywords urban agriculture
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Chris Watkins
Published 2010
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