Project: Smart integrated multitrophic city food production systems – a water and energy saving approach for global urbanisation

Acronym CITYFOOD (Reference Number: 11205864)
Duration 01/04/2018 - 31/03/2021
Project Topic Feeding rapidly growing urban populations requires innovative solutions that ensure efficient water, energy, and nutrients management. CITYFOOD investigates quasi-closed loop integrated aqua-agriculture (IAAC) systems to address this global challenge. IAAC systems produce fish and plants, while re-using the fish water as fertiliser in nearly emission-free facilities. CITYFOOD will develop strategies to further the popularity and application of this space and resource friendly food production system in urban areas. The multidisciplinary project team will involve city planners, urban farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and engaged citizens to reach its goals.
Network EN-SUGI

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei Coordinator Germany
2 Wageningen University - Agrotechnology and Food Sciences Partner Netherlands
3 University of Gothenburg - Department of Marine Science Partner Sweden
4 Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research Partner Norway
5 SRP Gesellschaft für Stadt- und Regionalplanung mbH Partner Germany
6 UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Julio de mesquita Filho" Partner Brazil
7 University of Washington - College of Built Environments Partner United States