Webinar: Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture

05 January 2021

FoodSHIFT 2030 Public Webinar, January 21st at 12pm CET

What role does urban and peri-urban agriculture play in city food systems in the context of COVID and climate change?

The majority of the world’s population lives in cities, reaching 65% in 2050. Providing ready access to healthy fresh food, bringing communities together, and educating urban populations about the food system are amongst the drivers for urban and peri-urban agriculture in many cities throughout the world. This webinar will explore how this has developed as part of strategic city-wide approaches to the food system, and will ask whether this activity is more or less important and practical in the context of current crises including COVID and climate change.

Speakers:

  • Christian Bugge Henriksen, FoodSHIFT2030 Project coordinator, University of Copenhagen
  • Elsa Chiffard-Carricaburu, Ville d’Avignon, FoodSHIFT Lab Avignon
  • FabLab, IAAC, FoodSHIFT Lab Barcelona
  • Bjorn Low, Executive Director at Edible Garden City, Singapore
  • Ben Reynolds, Deputy CEO at Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming (chair)

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