Land for food IUFN's workshop April 24-25th 2014, Paris (France) © IUFN/Julien Béchat

Did you say land use? – Follow up on IUFN’s LAND FOR FOOD Workshop

Land for food IUFN's workshop April 24-25th 2014, Paris (France) © IUFN/Julien BéchatGetting participants off the beaten tracks, opening their minds to new perspectives, to new collaborations. Creating a space to imagine together the solutions to preserve land for food around cities: the objective of IUFN’s international workshop LAND FOR FOOD was achieved!

Gathering more than 180 people over 2 days (researchers, local authorities, national decision-makers, associations, foundations, businesses, farmers, informed citizens, etc), the event was a succession of creative moments where plenty of ideas were exchanged. First of all, an Open Forum with 15 discussion groups around a key question: “What new questions, new perspectives and what new links around land can we imagine together in order to sustainably feed our cities?”.  Then, a buzzing day at the heart of UNESCO with 11 co-design workshops addressing particular challenges of this complex question, featuring invited expert speakers.

IUFN Team LAND FOR FOOD © IUFN/ Julien Béchat 2014


BROWSE the workshop’s dedicated page and….
DOWNLOAD PHOTOS of the Open Forum’s huge brainstorming
SYNTHESIS OF THE OPEN FORUM coming soon, as well as the documents capitalizing the co-design workshops.