Events

Food security in an urbanising society

Monday, September 4, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

Due to continuing rural-urban migration, over 50% of the world’s population now lives in densely populated urban areas and rely on complex agrifood systems often at risk of failure. This course focuses on how rural production and urban markets can be integrated to assure access to adequate quantities of nutritious food while sustaining the viability of the production areas.

Agricultural production and markets from a city-region perspective

Inaugural Urban Agri Summit in Africa

Thursday, September 7, 2017 to Friday, September 8, 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa

"The world’s population is expected to increase by about 3 billion by 2050 & it is forecasted that nearly 80% of that population will live in urban centres. Africa’s urban growth rate is at 3.5% the highest in the world and double the world average.

The Challenge of growing enough healthy food for Africa’s growing cities is enormous. At the same time, the stresses of climate change, and the declining availability of arable land and fresh water are challenging conventional agriculture as never before.

International Urban Farming Conference

Monday, September 11, 2017 to Tuesday, September 12, 2017

11-12 September - Berlin, Germany

Call For Papers

The International Urban Farming Conference invites professionals and activists in the field of urban farming to apply with their abstracts by March 10th. Especially welcome are presentations on projects related to local governments and partnership projects between local governments of the Global South and Global North.

International Symposium on Greener Cities for More Efficient Ecosystem Services in a Climate Changing World

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

Bologna, Italy

Call for abstracts now open! Deadline for abstract submission: 1 March 2017.

The event will cover thematic areas ranging from horticulture to innovative technological solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and the management of urban green infrastructures. Topics include: