A floating dairy farm in Rotterdam
Jun01

A floating dairy farm in Rotterdam

90% of all large cities are located near water. With rising sea levels threatening many cities around the world one city is turning this threat into an opportunity. Rotterdam is pioneering the way forwards in building on water. Not only does it provide additional space in the dense city but it also provides the city with an opportunity to reduce its ecological footprint when combined with urban agriculture. Floating dairy farm in...

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San Francisco’s urban water-food efficiency program
Apr14

San Francisco’s urban water-food efficiency program

San Francisco has committed itself to a food secure and hunger free city by 2020. The challenges of achieving this goal is ensuring adequate: Food resources (the ability to purchase sufficient nutritional food on a regular basis Food access (the ability to obtain affordable, nutritious and culturally sensitive food Food consumption (the ability to prepare healthy meals and knowledge of basic safe cooking) More crop per drop To help...

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Mixing education with food security
Nov24

Mixing education with food security

Urban farming is the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. Examples of food products grown include crops such as grains, root crops, vegetables, mushrooms and fruit. Most importantly urban farming can make an important contribution to food security especially in times of crisis or food shortages. Produce is either consumer by the producers or sold in urban markets such as weekend farmers’ markets that...

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Land law is essential to food security
Apr29

Land law is essential to food security

The most common form of culture shock for Peace Corps Volunteers after service is grocery stores. When you go from a country with only two types of pasta, 5 different beers, and habitually drinking Nestle Nido dried milk to a Whole Foods with 200 different salad dressings or 500 different beers from around the world, you enter paralysis. I was ready for “grocery shock” when coming home, but what I wasn’t ready for was driving. I had...

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