Farming in urban and peri-urban areas is as old as agriculture. Recently, technology and knowledge created the conditions for urban and peri-urban agriculture to become a viable option to strengthen food systems while reducing their environmental footprint.
Green Roofs invites you to join the first interactive e-dialogue of a nine-part series: '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 aims to identify future commercial urban farming opportunities and initiatives, as part of the ongoing FAO-EBRD technical package to support the agribusiness sector during the Covid-19 crisis. As an urban farmer, investor, input provider, researcher, architect, public actor, and/or expert in the sector, you will be part of a global discussion on urban and peri-urban agriculture, its sustainability, and the various opportunities arising for entrepreneurs, public administrators, and citizens.
FAO and the EBRD will moderate an interactive discussion with key urban and peri-urban actors including agri-food companies, research institutions, academia, and institutions. These include the University of Bologna, Liege University, Wageningen University, and Research, and high representatives of well-known companies such as Agricool, Infarm, Local Green, Dash Farm, Plant Factory, and Laboratory for Urban Research & Education LURE/MJZ, among others.
This first e-dialogue will also be an opportunity for FAO and EBRD to share the initial results of the FAO’s ongoing global survey on urban and peri-urban agriculture.
The e-dialogue will be moderated by Emmanuel Hidier and Jacopo Monzini, senior FAO officers. Registration for the e-dialogue is free of charge. Upon registration, you will receive an email with the link to join the meeting.
A fruitful discussion can only be done with your participation: please click here to fill in 5 questions related to this first e-dialogue. For a pre-event warm-up, take a look at the article EBRD and FAO look at how cities are changing farming.
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