This project will ask farmers to measure the efficiency of urban agriculture case studies in five developed countries by quantifying usage of energy, water and other resources as well as production of produce and compost.

As urban agriculture grows worldwide, a key need is to ensure that the nexus of food, energy, and water is optimized in order to utilise urban resources in a sustainable way. Data gathered will be used to model the resource flows of urban agriculture in five cities. This will enable the identification of methods to improve efficiency, also at a city-scale. An on-line platform will be created to collect data from urban farmers as well as share knowledge generated within the project in order to increase the resource efficiency of urban food production methods.


Partners: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development Office Aachen, University of Michigan, Poznan University of Life Sciences, AgroParisTech, Landesverband Westfalen und Lippe der Kleingärtner, City of Gorzow Wielkopolski, IRSTV FR CNRS 2488, City University of New York School of Public Health, University of Portsmouth, LEAP MICRO AD Ltd, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Polski Zwiazek Dzialkowcow Okreg Gorzow Wlkp.




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