Urban farming system- why and how? Growing industrialization has ripped us off our arable land resources, promoting interest in urban farming. Urban farming can be best defined as the method of cultivating, processing and dispensing food processing in and around urban settlements and expanses. Urban farming system is an advanced method of agriculture, which involves less arable land and resources. A popular method, mostly adopted in Singapore, owing to the rapidly growing population and the increasing demand for fresh produces, the urban farming system involves considering a number of factors, such as: Location of the agricultural site: An important aspect of the urban farming system, a lot depends on the site that has been chosen for farming. The site can be on a plot, inside cities (intra-urban), peri-urban or other arable lands away from residences. Backed by the Government of Singapore, urban farming systems are also finding place in public spaces like parks and gardens and even semi-public land like schools and hospitals. Who is growing the produces: A large part of the urban farming system is controlled by the women of Singapore, especially homemakers who can combine it with their other household chores. Immigrants from rural areas are also a big part of the workforce in urban farming systems. This not only plays an important role in increasing the rate of employment in Singapore, but also promoting the idea of sustainable and eco-friendly farming in the heart of the city. Products and their destinations: The fresh farm produces are mainly sold within the city proximities, the surplus being traded. This plays an important role in the economic development of the city since the demand and supply chain is reduced and the money involved in transporting vegetables from the rural areas is also reduced. Why urban farming? By 2020, 40-45% of the poor in developing countries like Asia and Africa will be concentrated in urban spaces, increasing the unemployment rate drastically. By the same time, the cities and mega-cities will have an excess population by 20 million. Urban farming systems would be a source of income for these people, while providing scope for sustainable farming. For more info, call the of Singapore.