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Urban agriculture data

Watch Akuto Konou introduce methods for acquiring data on urban agriculture.

If you address any part of urban planning, spatial data is essential. If you want to research how urban agriculture impacts health, you need to find the relevant data first.

In this video, Akuto Konou first introduces you to the basic concepts of primary data, secondary data, Geodata, and open-source data. Then she shows you where to get soil and agronomy information with a spatial reference.

If you want to correlate this data with, for instance, health data of the respective area, you need to get data from a platform specialised in health issues. You can find relevant links in the reference section of this step.

While we would not expect you to delve into your own extensive research, we would like to invite you to try out these platforms for your own queries.

Share what you found out in the comment section – and do not forget to mention your query. We look forward to reading your thoughts and experiences!

Finding soil and agronomy information on

Viewing, redrawing and editing geospatial data on QGIS:

Find out about the double burden of malnutrition:

Find relevant data sets on the site of the International Food Policy Research Institute:

Explore Food and agriculture data on site of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:

Explore the e-Atlas for Africa:

Search the data on water at the world resources institute:

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