Project: The FEW-meter – an integrative model to measure and improve urban agriculture towards circular urban metabolism

Acronym FEW-meter (Reference Number: 11244551)
Duration 01/03/2018 - 28/02/2021
Project Topic As urban agriculture grows worldwide, a key need is to ensure that the nexus of food, energy, and water is optimized to utilise urban resources sustainably. This project will ask farmers to measure the efficiency of urban agriculture case studies in five developed countries by quantifying usage of energy, water and other resources. Data gathered will be used to model the resource flows of urban agriculture. This will enable the identification of methods to improve efficiency, also at a city-scale. An online platform for urban food producers will be created to share knowledge and experience gained within this project and to communicate the methods to increase resource efficiency of urban agriculture.
Network EN-SUGI
Call SUGI/FOOD-WATER-ENERGY NEXUS

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan - Institute of Physical Geography and Environmental Planning Coordinator Poland
2 ILS - Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development Office Aachen Partner Germany
3 University of Michigan - School of Natural Resources and Development Partner United States of America
4 Poznan University of Life Sciences Partner Poland
5 AgroParisTech Partner France
6 Landesverband Westfalen und Lippe der Kleingärtner e. V. Partner Germany
7 Miasto Gorzów Wielkopolski (City of Gorzow Wielkopolski) Partner Poland
8 IRSTV FR CNRS 2488 Partner France
9 City University of New York School of Public Health - CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Partner United States of America
10 University of Portsmouth - School of Architecture Partner United Kingdom
11 LEAP MICRO AD Ltd Partner United Kingdom
12 Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens Partner United Kingdom
13 Polski Zwiazek Dzialkowcow Okreg Gorzow Wlkp. Partner Poland