European Forum on Urban Agriculture (EFUA) 

European Forum on Urban Agriculture (EFUA)

Aim of the project

By sharing the latest knowledge on urban agriculture (UA), developing best practice guidelines, and creating and developing the online EFUA Platform for stakeholder dialogue, the aim is to promote a long-term sustainable vision for UA which embeds the discipline firmly into mainstream EU policy outcomes.

Why is this project important?

Despite its potential to contribute to solutions to multiple challenges facing the world today, UA has yet to fully integrate into the heart of European policy and practice. Many localized initiatives have been established, but these have not been part of a coordinated and networked vision for UA. The need to foster connections is paramount, and includes reaching out to leading experts in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


RUAF’s contribution to EFUA is under work package 5, ‘Towards EU policies and actions supporting UA’, which is led by AERES. Activities include production of two issues of Urban Agriculture Magazine with a special section on EFUA, convening project meetings in relation to the Global South / less developed countries, contributing to the development of a policy brief, and contributing to dissemination of information.


Europe, with engagement of stakeholders from less developed African, Asian, and Latin American countries.




RUAF is sub-contracted to EFUA by AERES University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands). The other main partners in the project are RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Institute of Philosophy and Sociology (Bulgaria), Risorse Per Roma (Italy), Boebo – Boerenbond (Belgium), UCPH – Kobenhavns Universitet (Denmark), Politico-Politecnico di Torino (Italy), FH-SWF – Fachochschule Sudwestfalen (Germany), Mammut Film, Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands).


Henk Renting, AERES

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