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dc.contributor.authorRecasens, X.
dc.contributor.authorAlfranca Burriel, Òscar
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Agroalimentària i Biotecnologia
dc.identifier.citationRecasens, X.; Alfranca, O. Production of ornamental plants and cut flowers in peri-urban areas: An economic and environmental analysis of the Barcelona Metropolitan region, Spain. A: WIT Transactions on the Built Environment. "WIT Transactions on the Built Environment". 2018, p. 245-255.
dc.description.abstractOrnamental plants and floral plants are not usually considered in research works on urban agriculture. On the contrary, the main stream of research is focused on food production. An essential feature of ornamental plant markets is that they are global. Most of consumers ornamental plants and cut flowers are located in Europe, United States of America and Japan, and the emerging producers are located in South America and Africa. Ornamental crops present a very high added value, if they are compared with vegetables and fruits, or crops like cereals. Ornamental plants and cut flowers production needs a high level of technology to control the irrigation system (soilless culture), the environment (temperature, humidity, light) and the postharvest. The aim of this study is the evaluation of the technological level used by urban farmers. More specifically, this objective can be achieved through the next questions: How to be competitive in the ornamental global market? Which are the advantages of these farmers being located in urban areas? Which channels do they use to sell their production? A semi – structured survey was conducted of ornamental and cut flowers farmers in Barcelona Metropolitan Region (Catalonia, Spain). The survey was approved by the working group of Entrepreneurial Models of Urban Agriculture within the framework of the European project Cost Action TD 1106 Urban Agriculture Europe. © 2018 WIT Press.
dc.format.extent11 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria agroalimentària::Agricultura
dc.subject.lcshOrnamental plants
dc.subject.otherCut flowers
dc.subject.otherOrnamental plants
dc.subject.otherUrban agriculture
dc.subject.otherUrban farming
dc.subject.otherUrban fringe
dc.titleProduction of ornamental plants and cut flowers in peri-urban areas: An economic and environmental analysis of the Barcelona Metropolitan region, Spain
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacAgricultura urbana
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GREA - Grup de Recerca d'Enginyeria Agro-Ambiental
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorRecasens, X.; Alfranca, O.
local.citation.contributorWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
local.citation.publicationNameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment

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