More than half of the world’s population live in cities and by 2050, 80 percent of people will be living in cities, according to the United Nations. And today, at least 800 million people worldwide participate in some form of urban food production.
Finding better ways for farmers and food entrepreneurs to grow food, raise livestock, and process and manufacture food in cities is more important than ever before. This week, the 2013 Urban Agriculture Summit in Linköping, Sweden is meeting to discuss urban food production. As the largest conference ever to be held on urban agriculture, the Summit has assembled the leading authorities and decision makers from China, Japan, India, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder of Food Tank, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Summit and will discuss why it’s important for the funding and donor communities to invest in urban agriculture.
For more information about the Summit visit here.