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Urban Agriculture: Many Ways to Sustain Citydwellers

Event date: 
25 July 2017
10:00am to 5:30pm
Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallett st, Camperdown NSW 2050

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) include goals to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.  They also include an objective to double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers.  

But with the continued growth of human population and the declining health of ecosystems across the globe, are any of these goals achievable?

Please join us for an important 1 day symposium, which will explore the current and future role of urban agriculture in Australia, and its potential to expand over the coming decades. 

The forum will begin with presentations by a number of urban agriculture researchers and advocates, who will frame key issues and challenges facing the sector.  Presentations will be followed by a number of facilitated sessions designed to enable participants to explore ways that urban agriculture can be strengthened and supported in Australia.

This forum is being hosted by UNSW as one element of a larger, global research project looking at how the Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved. 

Who should attend?

Academics, researchers, food growers and distributors, food sovereignty advocates, local gov-ernment officers, people involved in developing public policy and anyone interested in the future of sustainable agriculture in  Australia.

This event is free, but bookings are essential. Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.

Please contact Professor Bronwen Morgan b.morgan@unsw.edu.au or Associate Professor Cathy Sherry c.sherry@unsw.edu.au with any questions.