Thu 20 Oct 2016, 5:15PM Centro Cultural Benjamín Carrión, Quito, Quito

Fabrica Ciudad #19: The Hungry City

The opportunities of local production and a fairer urban supply chain.
Thu 20 Oct 2016, 5:15PM
Centro Cultural Benjamín Carrión, Quito
Jorge Washington E2-42 y Ulpiano Páez , Quito
Free admission, reservation required

In times of rapid urbanization the growing demand for food is facing cities worldwide. Food connects us as global citizens, but may also pose negative impact on the environment and food insecurity for the urban poor. Increasing awareness about the opportunities of urban agriculture, together with a growing interest in organic and locally produced food, provides an excellent opportunity to take a closer look at the way we organize our urban food supply chains today. In this program we explore the role of food in the way we plan our cities, and the opportunities to increase local production and urban farming, to strengthen the resilience of the urban food system.

Involved city makers
Henk Renting
Senior Program Officer RUAF Foundation (NL)
Ana Moragues Faus
Researcher Urban Food Policies| Cardiff Uni (UK)
Joe Nasr
Researcher Urban Agriculture (Toronto)
Arthur Getz Escudero
Researcher & activist urban food (Nairobi)
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter
CEO and co-founder ImpaQto
Alexandra Rodriguez
Coordinator AGRUPAR Urban Agriculture Programme
Stephen Sherwood
EkoRural & Que Rico Es
Luis Herrera
Documentary photographer San Roque market project
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