farm labs - promoting urban farming in barcelona
Category: Inclusive Business Assessment&Development
Goal: Economic feasibility assessment of different urban and peri-urban public spaces in Barcelona to develop urban farming activities.
Motivation: Analyze the opportunities that offer unused spaces of Barcelona city to start organic urban and peri-urban farming activities creating a significant number of new job opportunities for vulnerable people.
Impact / Expected impact: At a first stage, start agricultural production activities in 3 public spaces ranging from 2.000 square meters to 1 hectare in Barcelona. Create organic agriculture new jobs and promote sustainable consumption practices. Once the pilot concluded, the model can be replicated in other spaces that have already been identified.
Partners: Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona City Council)
Execution period: 2012-2014