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COST Action Urban agriculture in Europe

Urban Agriculture (UA) plays a key role in two global challenges: urbanization and food security. It can provide an important contribution to sustainable, resilient urban development and the creation and maintenance of multifunctional urban landscapes. In the globally emerging research field of UA, a European approach to the subject needs to be created. It has to integrate the unique European context regarding its urban and landscape pattern, the important role of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and the needs of the European society. The COST-ActionUrban Agriculture Europe (UAE) will initiate the definition of this European approach on the basis of existing research projects and reference regions in the partner countries.


Research fields Sustainable urban development
Cities, policies and environment
Keywords Urban agriculture
Funding
Duration July 2012 - July 2016
Website http://www.urbanagricultureeurope.la.rwth-aachen.de/
Researchers Salomon Cavin Joëlle (Swiss delegate)


Urban agriculture in Spain