Sustainable Urban Agricultures: Vector for the Ecological Transition

June 6, 2017 June 9, 2017


According to FAO (food and agriculture organization ), 60% of the world’s population live in urban areas and forecasts for 2050 estimate that the figure will then be as high as 80%. The development of urban agriculture (UA) is one of the keys to providing enough food for urban populations. Many UA projects are thus being developed around the world including aquaponics production, vertical farms, collective gardens, possibly on the tops of buildings... The international congress on sustainable UA will be holding five scientific plenary sessions and roundtable discussions (research-education-employment) thus providing a forum bringing together the various stakeholders (farmers, researchers, politicians, students, associations, consultants).

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