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Abstract            Volume:10  Issue-6  Year-2022         Original Research Articles

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Review on Urban Horticulture and Food Security in Ethiopia
Gemechu Chali* and Hundesa Olika
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Jimma Agricultural Research Center, P.O. Box 192, Jimma, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

There are long traditions of farming intensively within and at the periphery of cities. Each tradition is deeply rooted in local concepts of city and community, and in local societal and cultural practices. Urban Horticulture varies with country, local culture, and traditions and it may involve cultivation of ornamental and medicinal species such as fruit, vegetables, tubers, herbs, aromatic plants, roots, mushrooms and so on mainly in the city where there is competition for land. It could involve the use of plants for recreation, the design of landscape, public facilities, or therapy of ill and disabled individuals. Today, in Ethiopia, urban farming is becoming increasingly significant as a source of household food, a trend that is closely linked to declining incomes of vulnerable urban households in the wake of economic restructuring, high rates of urbanization, and the need to serve an emerging niche market. Urban horticulture is major food and income source for many urban settlers and when merged with other technologies, it can assist urban territories in absorbing increasing populations while providing food security.

Keywords: Food security, Horticulture, Income, Population growth, Urban farming.
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Gemechu Chali and Hundesa Olika. 2022. Review on Urban Horticulture and Food Security in Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 10(6): 126-132
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2022.1006.012
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