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Urban Agriculture and Food Security

Urban Agriculture and Food Security

City Farmer News Urban Farming The practice of cultivating food and raising animals in an urban environment is referred to variously as urban farming or urban agriculture. Whilst small-scale and localised food production has a long history, including individual allotments which have been popular in Europe since the late C18, it is the integration of such farming practices within the economic and ecological system of towns and cities that is a newer development. This means that urban resources such as compost from food waste and waste water from urban drainage is made use of, whilst urban problems such as the pressure on land and development also have to be negotiated. The recent of example of Cuba has proven the effectiveness of urban agriculture, where it played a critical role in ensuring food security after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. Other Work Andre Viljoen (ed.), Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities (Oxford: Architectural Press, 2005).

AgriUrbain | la veille scientifique sur la recherche et les projets en agriculture urbaine International Peasant Conference : Stop the land grab Details Published on Friday, 02 December 2011 14:17 From the Nyéléni Village - Selingué – Mali – 17 November 2011 Interview with Ndiakhate Fall, from the region of Thies, Ville de Mecklie, member of the CMCR (Conseil National de Concertation et de Cooperation des Ruraux) that is the platform of peasants’ organisations in Senegal, member of Via Campesina. I am a farmer. First of all the extension of cities. Another example is from the valley of Fanaye, where an Italian company has received 150.000 hectares of land from the government. At present, thanks to the information campaigns developed by peasants organizations and other civil society organisations many farmers are refusing to be pushed off their land. Civil society and peasants’ organisations struggle together In Fanaye, an Italian company (SENETHANOL) asked for land to build a factory for the production and processing of agrofuels. Management of land in Senegal The importance of this first peasants forum against land-grabbing

What We’re About – Grown in Totnes Grown in Totnes is about increasing the range of local food available to the Totnes area. Our local farmers mainly produce meat and dairy. We need more variety for a healthy, balanced and climate sensitive diet. Grown in Totnes is particularly interested in those staple crops that can be dried and stored; these principally include grains and pulses, including the many varieties of peas, lentils and beans. There is a ‘hungry gap’ in seasonal British food between January and May, when there is much less fresh produce available. The need for locally grown staples was a key insight from an exercise to map Totnes’s local food web, carried out by GinT member Holly Tiffen, in collaboration with the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Several grains and pulses are well suited to the climatic conditions of the South West, but in mapping the local food web we discovered that currently those grown here are destined primarily for animal feed. We: Like this: Like Loading...

The Guerrilla Gardening Homepage Eat The Suburbs! Beer Beer: Making Bread And Mushrooms A traditional brewery of today (see model of traditional brewery below), that brews beer according to the German purity standards, produces beer, but also produces organic waste streams and lost energy. This waste from the brewery is organic material which means that its polluting effect could be seen as minimal. However, given the quantity of water needed for the large volumes of beer produced by today's breweries (up to more than 20 liters of water per liter of brewed beer), this organic waste is a problem. Traditional Brewery Process Flow Diagram What is Zero Emissions about? Michael McBride, Stormbrewing, Newfoundland. Article published in Canada, August 18, 1999 Spent grains are rich in fibers and protein and are an excellent substitute for flour in bread. The advantage of growing mushrooms on the spent grains is that mushrooms will make the spent grains more digestible to livestock and will also increase the protein content. What happened here?

Transition Town Totnes - Taking positive action together in a changing world En Argentine, les habitants cultivent pour sortir de la crise - Agriculture urbaine Sur le bord de l’autoroute, ils sont plusieurs à bêcher, arroser ou récolter. Nous sommes à Rosario en Argentine, à 300 km au nord de Buenos Aires. Dans le bruit sourd des moteurs, plusieurs hectares très bien entretenus, où poussent légumes et fruits, jouxtent les quartiers les plus vulnérables de Rosario. Loin d’être un lieu isolé, ce jardin s’inscrit dans une stratégie de développement de l’agriculture urbaine menée par la municipalité depuis bientôt dix ans. « Nous avons commencé en 2001 au moment de la grande crise argentine, mais depuis la fin des années 1980, nous travaillons sur le thème de l’agroécologie », explique Antonio Lattuca. Organiser la cession gratuite des terrains La fameuse crise argentine de 2001 oblige la ville de Rosario à mettre les bouchées doubles. municipalité s’est décidée à suivre », relate Antonio. De 2002 à 2003, un registre des terrains vacants dans la ville est établi. Des agriculteurs sans terre, chassés par la culture du soja Près de 800 jardins cultivés

Urban Agri_Polis - Project Library Rikke Hedegaard ChristensenEva Margret Reynisdottir4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme) Urban Agri_Polis er et visionær by bykoncept der forsøger at genskabe et bæredygtigt forhold mellem det urbane byliv og landbrugs produktion. Urban Agri_Polis er en fusion mellem to verdner; en verden hvor urbanitet møder rural landbrugsproduktion, hvor det grå beton møder den grønne natur og hvor byboerens pulserende liv møder bonemandens hverdag. Urban Agri_Polis forsøger at fremme et afbalanceret forhold mellem den byggede by og landbruget, som formodes at ville understøtte hinanden i harmoni og med respekt for hinandens eksistens. Tiltel Urban Agri_Polis beskriver kombinationen af urbanitet, defineret som byens tætte struktur, landbrug, defineret som kommerciel landbrugs produktion og Polis som referer til storbyens pulserende liv.

What a global food crisis looks like: Oxfam's food prices map Food prices have hovered near an all-time peak since late 2010 sending tens of millions of people into poverty. Oxfam's interactive map shows how poor communities across the world are being hurt by high and volatile food prices. This ‘food price pressure points map’ provides a global snapshot of the impacts of the global food price crisis. Use this code to embed the map on your website: What causes food price spikes? Failed crops – often caused by our changing climate – hit food prices hard. Short-sighted biofuels strategies play a part too – taking food off of people's plates and putting it into car tanks. But despite all these complex causes, the effects on poor people are painfully simple. Whole communities face an uncertain future, because all anyone can think about is where their next meal will come from. It's time to grow out of food price spikes. The way to GROW But what's also needed is more effective global handling of food price crises when they do happen. Related links

Présentation de l'association Agir pour l'Environnement | Association Agir pour l'Environnement Agir pour l'Environnement est une association citoyenne nationale de protection de l'environnement. Le but de l'association est de faire pression sur les responsables politiques et décideurs économiques en menant des campagnes de mobilisation citoyenne réunissant un réseau d'associations et de citoyens le plus large possible. Le bureau de l'association est composé de : Philippe COLOMB (Président)Clémence LERONDEAU (Secrétaire)Jean HASCOËT (Trésorier) L'équipe permanente de l'association est composée de : Stéphen KERCKHOVE (Délégué général)Martin SERIEYE (Chargé de mission : WEB)Benjamin MENANT (Développeur : WEB)Magali RINGOOT (Chargée de mission)Mathias CHAPLAIN (Chargé de mission)Antoine LAGNEAU (Chargé de mission)Céline MISERYMichèle DOUGÉ (En charge de l'administratif)Aliénor LEGENDRESolène BOULLIOU (Service civique)Marie-Laure PARISOT (Service civique) Consulter les statuts de l'association. Le projet de budget 2017

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