The fact that, in the coming decades, the world population will live in urban areas and will be more concerned about nutrition and environmental health, reinforce the need to ensure sustainable and resilient food systems.
The cities and surrounding metropolitan areas are places of innovation where local, regional and global agri-food processes have great potential for generating synergies. Several food policy strategies have emerged in metropolitan areas in recent years, highlighting the need to put these issues at the heart of urban planning and spatial planning.
In this scenario, the Food, Farming and Forestry College (F3) at Universidade de Lisboa, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Portugal and near CPLP will jointly organise the 2nd annual conference on the topic “A Sustentabilidade Alimentar das Cidades”.
Attendance is free but requires prior registration. The conference includes a roundtable discussion in the morning and lectures involving the several schools of ULisboa in the afternoon.
Date: 2nd November 2017
Venue: Rectory of Universidade de Lisboa (Salão Nobre)