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EFUA survey cumulates knowledge on urban agriculture

Within its four year process, the European Forum on Urban Agriculture (EFUA) has just launched a Delphi Survey aiming to propose policy frameworks for sustainable urban agriculture. This highly participatory group survey method is especially suitable for structuring uncertain knowledge and forecasting. The EFUA organisation team invited members of its Innovation Board to the survey, including Katrin Bohn, as experts with important insights into the future development of urban agriculture.

As a grounding step, a first topic workshop was held on 19th December 2022. The experts identified and prioritised the most important future topics in urban agriculture and assessed the occurrence of several future important trends to be likely and unlikely. Based on these topics the organisation team will create a questionnaire marking Round 1 of the Delphi Survey. This round will run until February 2023.

With the assessments of the first round the organisation team sketches several future-oriented forms of urban agricultural scenarios that will be discussed in the EFUA public conference in Sofia in April 2023. Afterwards, the answers will be summarised into the bext Delphi Survey round.

The EFUA project seeks to unlock urban agriculture’s potential through achieving better networking, better knowledge, better deployment and better policies in the field. Through establishing this Forum, it aims to develop new levels of stakeholder engagement to inform decision making and to mainstream urban agriculture into European, regional and local policy. Funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme it is running from 2020-2024, coordinated through the Chair and Institute of Landscape Architecture at RWTH – Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany).


+++ researched and written by our colleague Antonia Humboldt +++

For further information on EFUA see the project’s own website.

An “appetizer video” of the project can be found here.

For information on the next conference in Sofia in April 2023 see here.

Image: The European Forum on Urban Agriculture (EFUA) aims to strengthen urban agriculture’s potential through networking, knowledge and policies. (source: EFUA www 2021)

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Katrin Bohn • 21st December 2022

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