Urban Farm

Johannesburg city center

Currently, there are 12 urban farms in Johannesburg and the number of it is on the rise. However, most of them are small and commercial farms. The three urban farms in the heart of Johannesburg, covered in this contribution, are based on communities with neighbors. Farmers, which started with the goal of supplying food materials to nearby residents, are gradually growing in size, and are increasing productivity by creating websites that deliver to nearby marts and sellproducts directly. The three farms are located adjacent to residential areas and are operated with the participation of neighbors.


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)