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Prof. Dr. Frank Lohrberg
Faculty / Institution:
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.11.2020 to 31.10.2024
EU contribution:
2.039.437,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000681.  


European Forum for a Comprehensive Vision on Urban Agriculture


By 2050, the majority (67 %) of people will be living in urban areas. This is one reason why urban agriculture (UA) is becoming a subject of growing interest. Apart from providing fresh food to urban areas, indoor farms and rooftop gardens will also be a source of environmental, social and health-related benefits as well as economic development opportunities. UA also addresses climate change and allows food to be grown closer to home. The EU-funded EFUA project will investigate the role of UA as an innovator in the agricultural and food sector and the urban economy. It will promote UA by engaging stakeholders, co-building knowledge and communicating it to the public. Special networking methods will be used to access cutting-edge knowledge.


  • Risorse per Roma S.p.A., Italy
  • Mammut Film Srl, Italy
  • Boerenbond, Belgium
  • Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgaria
  • Kobenhavns Universitet, Denmark
  • Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Stichting Wageningen Research, Netherlands
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Stichting Aeres Groep, Netherlands
  • Fachhochschule Südwestfalen, Germany