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SEI in the Media: Urban Fringe Agriculture Under Threat

Urban growth is putting vital agriculture at risk in an age of climate change

Ian Sinclair on Radio National 

Radio National recently explored how agriculture on the fringes of our major cities is some of the most productive in the country, but urban encroachment is putting it at risk. Experts believe now is the time to ‘draw the line’ and put in place permanent city boundaries to protect farms that could become increasingly important as climate change takes hold.

PhD candidate Ian Sinclair, a rural planner who also works with SEI’s Food, People and Planet Node, spoke to RN about how our hunger for new housing is encroaching on vital agriculture.

You can listen to the RN interview here

More Food News 

You also read more about what our Food, People and the Planet node is getting up to, by checking out the latest blog from the food node here and read about the upcoming Agrifood Conference to be hosted later this year in Sydney.