Periurban Initiative

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Agroecology

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INTRODUCTION
Urban and peri-urban regions are characterised by food markets with considerably large food miles even for many perishables. In Chennai, for instance, most fresh vegetables, fruit and grain come from at least 200 km away, according to a recent survey conducted by the periurban initiative. In the current crisis, there have been many reports of broken or dysfunctional linkages in long-distance food supply chains and processing.
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currently the team has been investigating for a baseline study about food supply and markets in the Chennai region exploring the potential for an increase of regionally produced food in combination with the protection of agricultural land.
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Abstract

In this paper, we treat the Chennai bio-region as a vast area comprising the watershed of a four-river system and its tens of thousands of constructed lakes, or tanks. Using a unique land-use model where we assume that the dry bed and part of the micro-shed, or “soft-edge”, of the eris or tanks are commons that could potentially be developed into natural food forests at scales of anywhere from a fraction of a hectare to tens of hectares.

Overall, this amounts to about thousand square kilometers across the Chennai bio-region.Our scenarios suggest that it is conceivable to use a mixed governance model using state government support and farmer producer corporations to implement a widespread natural farming scenario across the bio-region.

Even in “shock” scenarios where extreme climate events or political upheaval disrupt the evolution of these systems, the end-result over one to three decades is an adaptation strategy with multiple benefits for food sovereignty, climate and other ecological impacts, local livelihoods and social equality.

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Adaptive Governance

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Ecosystem Condition Index

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