Urban farming: Utilisation of infrastructure or utility reserved lands

Oliver Ling Hoon Leh, Wan Mohamed Yusoff Abdullah, Dasimah Omar, Marlyana Azyyati Marzukhi, Maassoumeh Barghchi, Tee Szu Fong

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Abstract

Urban farming is referred to farming or agricultural activities within an urban area, generally practiced for income-earning or food-producing purposes. It contributes to food security, food safety, better environmental quality and greenery for a nation especially the urban area. Due to the high land value in urban area, infrastructure or utility reserved lands were seen to be necessary to be identified with the suitability for farming purpose. This paper is dealing with the study on suitability of urban farming in the reserved lands from the perspective of planners, urban farmers, and officers from land offices and land owners. Besides, the related laws and statutory plans were also been studied. As a result from the study, the reserved lands were identified to be suitable for agricultural activities such as for vegetables and ornamental plants production. However, the proper planning should be carried out under the Malaysian development plan system. Recommendations were identified at the end of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications
Pages447-451
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ISBEIA 2011 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 25 Sep 201128 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ISBEIA 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period25/09/1128/09/11

Keywords

  • farming
  • infrastructure or utility reserved land
  • local plan
  • mixed use
  • urban
  • vegetation

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    Leh, O. L. H., Abdullah, W. M. Y., Omar, D., Marzukhi, M. A., Barghchi, M., & Fong, T. S. (2011). Urban farming: Utilisation of infrastructure or utility reserved lands. In ISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications (pp. 447-451). [6088856] (ISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBEIA.2011.6088856