Law on Urban Agriculture for the city of São Paulo

Published: 13 November 2017
Last edited: 20 March 2019

CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER contributed to the passage of a bill on urban agriculture in São Paulo in 2004 (Lei 13.727, de 12 de Janeiro de 2004). By this law, the institutional and legal framework for urban agriculture in São Paulo was created. 


Alliance and partnership development
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Legal and policy frameworks, policy advocacy
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

Hans Dieter Temp, founder of CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER, made an effort to push for the implementation of that law, i. a. going to Brasília to support his case. 

Lessons learned

The key lesson learnt here is that a well-functioning and transparent communicative connection with governmental institutions is crucial for achieving far-reaching goals of urban planning. The need for urban agriculture projects, though, was recognised by citizens at a local level, whereas the city administration had not realised such action on their own account.