MADRE Policy Paper

A document to addresses urban and peri-urban agriculture from a critical, proposal-oriented perspective

Urban and peri-urban agriculture is a key element for the development of sustainable local food systems, yet it still suffers from a lack of consideration in public policies, thus preventing it from from consolidating as a successful model in changing food supply chains and from reaching a wider group of consumers.

In line with this and other reference documents, this report addresses urban and peri-urban agriculture from a critical, proposal-oriented perspective and with a special focus on Mediterranean metropolitan areas.

Building from existing knowledge, successful practices in the region and the experiences collected by MADRE project, this Policy Paper aims at giving a clear and succinct overview of the main challenges and opportunities of urban and periubran farming, all the while presenting several inspiring examples  along with a series of recommendations for publicaction to pave the road to sustainable metropolitan agriculture.