CityZen Impact Workshop #01: Andrea Patrucco on urban farming business models
Andrea Patrucco, independent consultant on urban policies and rural-urban development (Milan, Italy), talked about his experience in managing and funding urban farming projects, as well as different organizational and business models. He gave impulses on how to activate municipalities as supporters of urban farming initiatives, citizens as prosumers and the impact of urban farming on local economies and value chains, i.e. with agricultural projects of circular economy and agro-ecology.
CityZen is a project funded by Interreg Europe. It aims to promote urban farming as a driving force for social and economic change in 5 regions.
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Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund)
Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia on behalf of the Region of Central Macedonia
Municipality of Beja
Higher Technical School of Agrarian Engineering – University of Valladolid
Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS)
Baixo Intermunicipal Community (CIMBAL)
Natural Heritage Foundation of Castilla y Léon