A food green city is a human settlement that enables its resident to live a good quality of life with minimum consumption of resources, in harmony with nature, culture and future. It is also a process of urban productive greening for “restructuring the cities”.
In FGC urban agriculture is integrated with land use planning and urban management system (including solid waste management) for providing food, healthy and pleasant living environments, economical opportunities, gainful employment, social intercourse, and cultural vibrancy in the city. This helps in converting a Carbon dioxide city to a Carbohydrate city and assists in creating pollution free and hunger free city with an efficient urban food system in association with effective waste management. (Shrestha).
There are Eight Guiding (P-L-E-A-S-U-R-E) Principles of Food Green City (FGC)
- Plenty of Food Green Space (Urban Productive Greening).
- Living and Working Together.
- Ensuring minimum consumption of resources.
- Attaining sustainable neighborhood through Public Private Partnership
- System of 3B’s (Boot, Bike and Bus).
- Use of energy efficiency and eco-friendly technologies.
- Restructuring the cities through Community participation and local resources.
- Effort for Zero Waste Emission