Urban Agriculture as a Community Resilience Strategy against Urban Food Insecurity


  • Anizah Mohd Salleh Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Nor Zalina Harun Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Sharina Abdul Halim Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia




urban agriculture, community resilience, food insecurity


Urban agriculture is an initiative in overcoming the impact of food insecurity. This study identifies the elements of food security and explores the strategy for community resilience from urban agriculture perspectives among the vulnerable urban group. This study employs a systematic literature review by three phases of identification, screening, and eligibility. A total of 15 articles are compiled and analyzed using thematic analysis. Four main themes emerged consist of food security, food production, food flow, and resilience strategy. The four themes produced a total of 14 sub-themes in detailing the element of food security and development strategy of urban agriculture programs for community resilience.

Keywords: urban agriculture; community resilience; food security; resilience strategy

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2047


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How to Cite

Mohd Salleh, A., Harun, N. Z., & Abdul Halim, S. (2020). Urban Agriculture as a Community Resilience Strategy against Urban Food Insecurity. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 369–376. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2047



Urban Environment / Urban Psychology