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Thinking Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture

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JOIN OUR FIRST E-DIALOGUE “Thinking Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture”

Farming in city and peri-urban areas is as previous as agriculture. Recently, know-how and data created the situations for city and peri-urban agriculture to grow to be a viable choice to strengthen meals programs whereas lowering their environmental footprint. An previous story with a brand new setting. Let’s perceive why farming is shifting again to city environments, what preconditions to be commercially viable are wanted, and what funding and logistic challenges and alternatives exist.

We invite you to affix the primary interactive e-dialogue of a nine-part collection: “Thinking Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture”, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

This collaboration goals to determine future industrial city farming alternatives and initiatives, as a part of the continued FAO-EBRD technical bundle to help the agribusiness sector throughout the COVID-19 disaster. As city farmer, investor, enter supplier, researcher, architect, public actor and/or skilled within the sector, you may be a part of a world dialogue on city and peri-urban agriculture, its sustainability and the assorted alternatives arising for entrepreneurs, public directors and residents.

FAO and the EBRD will reasonable an interactive dialogue with key city and peri-urban actors together with agri meals corporations, analysis establishments, academia and establishments. These embrace the University of Bologna, Liege University, Wageningen University and Research, and excessive representatives of well-known corporations comparable to Agricool, Infarm, Local Green, Dash Farm, Plant Factory and Laboratory for Urban Research & Education LURE/MJZ, amongst different.

This first e-dialogue can even be a chance for FAO and EBRD to share the preliminary outcomes of the FAO’s ongoing international survey on city and peri-urban agriculture.

The e-dialogue will probably be moderated by
Emmanuel Hidier and Jacopo Monzini, senior FAO officers.

Registration for the e-dialogue is freed from cost. Upon registration you’ll obtain an e mail with the hyperlink to affix the assembly.

A fruitful dialogue can solely be finished together with your participation: please click on right here to fill in 5 questions associated to this primary e-dialogue.

For a pre-event warm-up, check out the article EBRD and FAO have a look at how cities are altering farming