Urban agriculture

Currently, more than half of the global population lives in cities. This urbanisation leads to high claims on land and space, a growing need for liveable urban structures and increasing demands for recognisable, locally produced food. Cities and their surrounding countryside are becoming more and more entwined. Wageningen UR sees opportunities for new forms of agriculture in natural settings in and around cities.

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Urban agriculture can contribute to urban needs by connecting local food and energy production to community goals. Examples of these goals are: care for the urban environment, room for recreation in urban areas, care-facilities or educational possibilities. Professionalism, knowledge and innovation are key terms in urban agriculture.

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