Urban gardening and neglected and underutilized species in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
da Cunha, M.A., Paraguassú, L.A.A., Assis, J.G.d. et al. Urban gardening and neglected and underutilized species in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. J Ethnobiology Ethnomedicine 16, 67 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-020-00421-0
Urban agriculture has been evidenced as a food production and environmental sustainability strategy, although it faces many obstacles in Latin American countries. Additionally, in urban areas, low consumption of fruit and greenery is noticeable, along with loss in food diversity, including the neglected and underutilized species (NUS), which involve potential to strengthen local food systems. For this reason, this work has sought to map urban gardens in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, characterizing their gardeners, and to systematize information regarding food produced and the use of NUS.