Greening urban food systems: Building sustainable urban agriculture practices in Bengaluru through nature-based solutions.



With changing diets and incomes, there is an increasing demand for certain types of food, especially fruits and vegetables that are pollinator-dependent. Studies have shown that city spaces are capable of providing support to pollinators, often better than in neighbouring rural agricultural land. Food plants that are amenable to growing in cities are also pollinator-supporting. With the growing interest in urban agriculture, it is critical to understand the synergies between urban agriculture, sustainable urbanisation and urban biodiversity support. This project aims to identify novel ideas and best practices for pollinator-integrated urban agriculture.