Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2018

Can a city feed its people? Analysis of urban soils in Adelaide towards their safety and potential for urban agriculture.

Matt Salomon
Matt Salomon
Germany
Germany
The University of Adelaide - Australia

Cities are eating our farm land. But can a city feed its people?

Future predictions illustrate a sharp growth in world population, coinciding with a decrease in available farm land. This predicted scenario will have serious impacts on global food security. Urban agriculture is a promising solution to tackle this problem. Using the waste products of urban settlements and integrating them back into the food supply preserves resources and is an important step towards sustainable food production. However, there is a lack of information on growing crops in densely populated areas and reusing municipal waste products as fertilizer. This project will collect soil samples across the metropolitan area of Adelaide (South Australia) and analyse them in relation to soil health and safety. Additionally, land use metadata will be collected to gain insight into the city’s potential to grow crops. Altogether, we can make informed conclusions about the city’s potential to feed its people, as well as raise the profile of urban agriculture.

Shortlisted projects

Benin

Benin

Contribution of social capital to improve Indigenous Leafy Vegetables (ILVs) business model performance in Benin
Soulé Akinhola Adechian
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The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Changing food practices in a changing food environment: the case of Syrian and Turkish migrants in Almere
Anke Brons
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Germany

Germany

Can information campaigns break the food insecurity and migration trap? A randomized experiment in Edo State, Nigeria
Moritz Gallei
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USA

USA

"We just ate dry bread": Understanding and halting the intergenerational chronic disease outcomes of young adults in Iraqi Kurdistan
Anna Grace Tribble
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Nepal

Nepal

Male out-migration and agricultural feminization: Agricultural productivity and farm drudgery among females in Nepalese agrarian households
Binod Khanal
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USA

USA

YES! to participatory agroecology: Farmer-led plant breeding and soil regeneration in Maya milpas of southern Belize
Henry Anton Peller
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Italy

Italy

The Silent Revolution: How smallholder farmers collective knowledge is shaping soil productivity in Ethiopia
Martina Occelli
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Benin

Benin

Shaping the business environment for successful youth engagement in agricultural entrepreneurship: A case study of Benin/West Africa
Frejus Thoto
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Germany

Germany

Can a city feed its people? Analysis of urban soils in Adelaide towards their safety and potential for urban agriculture.
Matt Salomon
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Kenya

Kenya

Enhancement of Sustainable Agriculture through adoption of Bio-Integrated Crop Management among Small Holder Tomato Farmers in Tanzania: Conventional versus Non-Conventional Farming Methods.
Geraldin Lengai
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