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Arup Explores: Urban Agriculture

Arup Explores: Urban Agriculture

Dr Anne Kovachevich
Australasia Foresight Lead

By 2050 we will need to feed 1.3 billion more people than in 2019. Across the world, highly industrialised farming practices are already in place to try and meet the growing demand for food. At Vulgamore farms in Kansas, up to 25 acres of wheat is harvested an hour. At Granja Mantiqueira in Brazil, 8 million hens lay 5.4 million eggs a day.

It is estimated that 80% of all food will be consumed in cities by 2050, so future cities will be key players in the production and consumption of food. But how cities will manage the growing demand for food is as yet unclear.

In November 2019, Arup Foresight brought together a wide range of industry experts to discuss urban agriculture in Singapore. The participants took part in a learning journey, including a visit to the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Oasis Living Lab and the Funan Mall. Find out more about the urban agriculture learning workshop and implications in the report.

Find out more about urban agriculture in our recent Arup Explores report.