Feeding rapidly growing urban populations requires innovative solutions that ensure efficient water, energy, and nutrients management. CITYFOOD investigates quasi-closed loop integrated aqua-agriculture (IAAC) systems to address this global challenge.

IAAC systems produce fi sh and plants, while re-using the fi sh water as fertiliser in nearly emission-free facilities. CITYFOOD will develop strategies to further the popularity and application of this space and resource friendly food production system in urban areas.

The multidisciplinary project team will involve city planners, urban farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and engaged citizens to reach its goals.


CITYFOOD – Smart integrated multitrophic city food production systems – a water and energy saving
approach for global urbanisation
Duration: 2018–2021
Contact: Prof. Werner Kloas, Dr. Daniela Baganz, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Budget: 1.876.956 €
Partners: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. – Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research Division for Food Production and Society, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, University of Gothenburg, Wageningen University & Research, University of Washington




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