Launch of the international Centre for Urban Agriculture in Nottingham | #urbandimension #aanews

Launch of the international Centre for Urban Agriculture in Nottingham | #urbandimension #aanews

The Centre for Urban Agriculture is a new initiative in Nottingham University, a partnership with its academic collaborators in China and Malaysia, set up to address the issue of food security and urban agriculture. It was launched by bioscientist Professor Neil Crout at the International Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture at Nottingham University yesterday. Speaking to delegates, Crouch confessed to being initially sceptical that cities can ever match the efforts of large scale agriculture around the world, but said he has now been persuaded that cities can provide a valuable component of the food that their inhabitants will eat in the future. Jubilee Campus Nottingham University, location of the Centre At the launch, Prof. Jerry Roberts, the lead for food security in the university and Pro Vice Chancellor for research, said the centre will be part of th...

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