Education for Urban Agriculture and Urban Green Entrepreneurship

This event took place on 30 March 2017.

You can find the PowerPoint presentations below and a photo impression here.


Urban Green Train Multiplier Event
Date: Thursday 30 March 2017 14.00 – 17.30
Location: Aeres, Almere, Stadhuisstraat 18 Almere. Room: A2.08/9/10/11/12

Participation is free of charge.

Urban Agriculture is increasingly seen as a promising area for new business development. However, starting an Urban Farm requires a variety of knowledge and skills. Knowing how to cultivate plants or rear animals does not guarantee success; you also need to be able to analyse markets and social networks, plan and respond strategically to new trends, as well as to manage and monitor results once your businesses is up and running. It is also crucial to be innovative, sustainable and make optimal use of multifunctional resources. The Urban Green Train project, that was realised in the last years with a team from 4 European countries, encourages and supports pioneering business initiatives in Urban Agriculture by strengthening knowledge exchange, cooperation and innovation between Higher Education Institutions, Small & Medium Enterprises, NGOs and policy makers. In this multiplier event, we share some of our findings and results, including an innovative Training course on Urban Agriculture, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

PROGRAMME

INTRODUCTION 14.00 – 14.15

URBAN GREEN TRAIN TRAINING COURSE MODULES AND RESOURCES 14.15 – 14.45

BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON INNOVATIVE URBAN AGRICULTURE BUSINESS INITIATIVES  14.45 – 16.30

Henk Renting (RUAF) gives introduction to sessions + explains methodology

Round 1 (45 min)

Round 2 (45 min)

WRAP UP + PRESENTATION OF EU CLUSTER ON ENTREPRENEURIAL URBAN AGRICULTURE 16.30 – 17.30

With drinks and snacks

  • Henk Renting (RUAF) collects highlights from breakout sessions
  • Francesco Orsini (University of Bologna, Italy) presents the initiative for an EU Cluster to exchange knowledge and innovative experiences on Entrepreneurial Urban Agriculture amongst Higher Education Institutions, Research Centres, SMEs, NGOs and policy makers

You can find more information on the Urban Green Train project in the latest UGT newsletter or the project website. For more information about the multiplier event in Almere and for registration contact f [dot] hoekstra [at] ruaf [dot] org (subject: Multiplier%20event%20) . The final Urban Green Train conference will take place in Paris on 10 and 11 July 2017. More details will follow soon.