The Urban Agriculture Summit

本年8月にトロントで都市農業サミットが開催されるそうです。

http://urbanagsummit.org/



幅広く都市型養蜂から学校のガーデンまでを取り上げ、都市農業が、食糧確保や健康改善、雇用の確保などなど様々な便益がある事を議論するそうです。

先日紹介したGrowing PowerのWill Allenらも基調講演で参加するようです。



以下テーマなど転載です--

Major Summit themes include:



  • Food Security, food sovereignty and city-building

  • Planning and design of innovative infrastructure for small & large-scale urban agriculture

  • New technologies and innovative practices associated with production

  • Scaling up urban agriculture: Supportive programs, policies and governance models

  • Best management practices in for-profit and not-for-profit food production

  • Building the business case: the economics, financing and marketing of urban agriculture

  • Embedding urban agriculture in community development and housing

Summit Objectives


The Summit seeks to:


  • Expand applied knowledge of urban agriculture by sharing in-depth information from those involved in urban agriculture locally and globally

  • Showcase new and innovative examples of urban agriculture projects, policies and programs, sharing in-depth experiences and lessons

  • Advance the urban agriculture movement locally and globally by building up the capacity of the people involved, including growers and community leaders/advocates, and connecting pertinent organizations

  • Explore urban agriculture’s potential for community building and increasing food security in low income communities

  • Develop alliances between urban agriculture practitioners, community organizations and different sectors such as designers, planners, developers, builders, social housing agencies, educators

  • Provide a legacy from the Summit, such as strengthened political commitments, improved networks of actors, and new learning materials and modalities.

 


Target Audiences and Participants


The Summit will engage a wide range of audiences. These include:


  • Urban and peri-urban growers and farmers

  • Community leaders, workers and residents focusing on food security projects

  • Elementary and high school teachers, administrators and students interested in school gardens

  • Design professionals, including architects and landscape architects

  • Building owners, developers and managers

  • Social housing residents and advocates

  • Health care professionals interested in food and nutrition

  • Policy makers from all levels of government

  • Planning professionals

  • Chefs and restaurant representatives

  • Food retail, distribution, and sourcing professionals

  • Academics/researchers

  • University students

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