The growing role of food in fixing our cities

Imagine cherries as far as the eye can see. Imagine cherries with and in everything you eat. Imagine an economy that revolves around the short and vulnerable cherry harvest.


You are imagining Fundao, a small city high in the Portuguese hills near the Spanish border.

Urban agriculture and local food production can be driving forces for social improvement and economic growth in modern cities. Like in Fundao, in Portugal, where the local production of cherries is at the base of the city economy, many other cities are using locally grown food as the center of many economical and social initiatives.