The article studies two different approaches to urban agriculture. In the first one the implementation of urban agriculture in the city of Havana, Cuba was one of pure necessity, in which the state created all the premises for it to flourish. The degree of mobilization from the population is high, being essential for food security.The second case study is related to New York, where the implementation takes place over a longer period of time, and the concept is getting traction with the involvement from residents and local communities in various neighborhoods with initiatives in this regard. There is support and involvement from the local authorities, the areas of the city with potential for urban agriculture are established, analyzes are made to determine and under what form it could be applied while solving existing problems of urban life. In both cases, urban agriculture has been successfully implemented, being a permanent or temporary layer in the cultural and green fabric.
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