New cooperation for sustainable land use and food supply in urban-rural areas
Regional agriculture and food supply have traditionally been an integral part of the functional relationship between cities and rural areas. However, due to the globalisation of agricultural systems, nowadays cities are hardly fed from the surrounding countryside. Reconnecting urban and rural areas can contribute to regional transformation towards sustainability and create more environmentally friendly, resilient supply structures.
Goals and approach
To support the re-regionalization of agricultural and food systems, KOPOS investigates the potential of cooperation and pooling models. These can facilitate the joint use of resources such as production facilities, services, land, capital and network structures. The project region Berlin-Brandenburg deals with the access to land and its maintenance for a sustainable agricultural use. Freiburg i.Br. and its surrounding region are working on the advancement of short value chains.
Expected results and transfer
Based on the findings of pilot projects, indicators and strategies will be developed to strengthen cooperation approaches for sustainable land use and regional supply on the ground. In addition, recommendations for action are provided for transfer to other regions.
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KOPOS - New cooperation and pooling models for sustainable land use and food supply in urban-rural areas
01.02.2020 – 31.01.2023
- Netzwerk Flächensicherung e.V.
- Berliner Stadtgüter GmbH
- Die Agronauten e.V.
- Ernährungsrat Freiburg und Region
- Stadt Freiburg i. Br.
- Ecologic Institute
- e-fect dialog evaluation consulting e.G.
- Fachhochschule Südwestfalen Soest
- HafenCity Universität Hamburg
- Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz
- bauerngarten Hof Wendelin GbR
- Netzwerk Biostädte