Our work on exploring opportunities and barriers to urban agriculture is continuing into 2019 with consultations with key stakeholders in a sample of towns and cities across the UK. Whilst we don't have the answers, we are gaining valuable insights from key pioneers and practitioners, and we'll be developing models that might be replicated through peer to peer learning. One avenue of enquiry is to look at a potential urban agriculture support network.
Jeremy Iles, GFA Director said:
Food security, food growing skills and labour shortages are becoming increasingly urgent and important in the context of the combined impacts on UK food supplies of climate change and Brexit, and this project will contribute to a greater awareness and understanding of how urban agriculture can help meet these challenges.