Towards sustainable modes of urban and peri-urban food provisioning.
Until recently, short food supply chains and multifunctional agriculture were considered to be part of the rural development realm. This project looked at these topics from the perspective of urban rather than rural development.
Consult Learning from best practices in the Global South for sustainable (peri)urban food systems in Europe
at page 11 & 12 of Urban Agriculture Magazine nr 26
and the information on this website to learn about the project's objectives and its results.
Download the report of the SUPURBFOOD First International Seminar
held in June 2013 (Vigo, Spain). Watch the plenary sessions at http://tv.uvigo.es
available on Agrifood dynamics and governance in city regions
(WP2) and Urban and Peri-urban agriculture and short chains: lessons from the global South
(WP3), descriptions of the dynamics in the SUPURBFOOD project and other European city-regions in contributions to the Spanish Journal of Rural Development
, Vol. V (Special 1), December 2014, and information on 3 successful sessions of the Urban Food Forum (Bonn, 2015)
with in each SUPURBFOOD session about 70 participants from the in total 420 ICLEI participants from 56 countries.
See also the Urban Agriculture Magazine 29
published by RUAF on several city-region food systems examples as discussed within the Urban Food Forum 2015 and SUPURBFOOD project.
Update: Final reports of Work Packages
briefs are available in the folder Documents
To be published in 2016: Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems Special issue
on the project findings.
Access the 8 academic contributions on city-region dynamics to the Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1) here
by Paul Swagemakers and Joost Jongerden
Swagemakers, P., Jongerden, J., Wiskerke, J.S.C. (2014). Urban green infrastructures in Europe: new architectural orientations for finding a way out of the dead-end road of industrialized modernity. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 1-6
Jongerden, J., Swagemakers, P., Barthel, S. (2014). Connective storylines: a relational approach to initiatives in food provisioning and green infrastructures. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 7-18
Kjeldsen, C., Christensen, B.A (2014). Steps towards an integrated eco-economy: the case of Randers, Denmark. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 19-34
Ortolani, L., Grando, S., Cucco, I. (2014). Relational patterns in the short food supply chains initiatives in the city of Rome: clusters, networks, organisational models. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 35-48
Domínguez García, M.D., Swagemakers, P., Copena Rodríguez, D., Covelo Alonso, J., Simón Fernández, X. (2014). Collective agency and collaborative governance in managing the commons: the case of “A Serra do Galiñeiro” in Galicia, Spain. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 49-64
Grivins, M., Tisenkopfs, T. (2014). New urban food initiatives: a step towards the recognition of diversity. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 65-78
Mettepenningen, E., Koopmans, M., Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2014). Exploring the growth potential of (peri-) urban short food chain initiatives: a case study of Ghent. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 79-90
Curry, N., Reed, M., Keech, D., Maye, D., Kirwan, J. (2014). Urban agriculture and the policies of the European Union: the need for renewal. Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. V (Special 1): 91-106