Harvesting the Non-Food Benefits of Urban Agriculture: Finding and engaging unexpected partners?

Jan Willem van der Schans and Paul de Graaf

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 32 - Urban Food-Waste-Energy Nexus and the Private Sector, p.56-59 (2017)

The city of Rotterdam is characterised by the paradox of being an international port - a gateway to Europe, particularly for fruit and feed ingredients - while at the same time having a small but prolific regional food movement. This movement consists of citizens and entrepreneurs with strong local connections who are motivated by environmental and social aims. A wide range of private sector actors and departments within the municipality are pursuing aspects of a more regionally-oriented food system.

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