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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: URBAN AGRICULTURE


This is notice of an electronic conference on urban agriculture. Sign up
info at bottom. See you there.
Laura
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Laura Berman
FoodShare Toronto
T:(416) 392-1668
F: (416) 392-6650
E: laura@foodshare.net
W: www.foodshare.net


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URBAN AND PERIURBAN AGRICULTURE ON THE POLICY AGENDA
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AND INFORMATION MARKET
(August 21 - September 30, 2000)

PARTICIPANTS 
The conference invites everybody interested in urban and peri-urban
agriculture and especially urban planners and municipalities,
researchers  and practitioners to participate by sharing needs, research
results, questions, and project ideas.

OBJECTIVES 
1. To promote the integration of urban agriculture into national
and -especially- municipal sectoral policies
2. To stimulate local initiatives regarding identification and
formulation 
of programmes and projects on urban agriculture in developing countries
3. To increase awareness among policy-makers of the role of UPA in
addressing urban food insecurity

CENTRAL THEMES 
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss, present ideas, and
suggest needs about three themes:
1. Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA), food security and nutrition
2. UPA, health and the urban environment
3. UPA and urban planning

INFORMATION MARKET 
As part of the conference website an information market will be
maintained 
where participants and other interested people can find other articles,
papers, case studies and other documents of interest. The market will
also 
provide information on relevant websites, journals and resource
organisations as well as a link to a discussion on training needs in
UPA.
Direct access to the market through: www.ruaf.org/info_market.html
<http://www.ruaf.org/info_market.html>

REGISTRATION FOR THE E-CONFERENCE
To subscribe to the e-conference, send an email to:
mailserv@mailserv.fao.org <mailto:mailserv@mailserv.fao.org>
For the discussion Urban and peri-urban agriculture, household food
security, and nutrition, leave the subject line blank and enter the
following text in the message:
SUBSCRIBE URBAN-FOOD-L
For the discussion Urban and peri-urban agriculture, health, and
environment, leave the subject line blank and enter the following text
in 
the message: 
SUBSCRIBE URBAN-HEALTH-L
For the discussion Urban and peri-urban agriculture and urban planning,
leave the subject line blank and enter the following text in the
message: 
SUBSCRIBE URBAN-PLANNING-L

You can also register by viewing the conference website:
www.fao.org/urbanag/ <http://www.fao.org/urbanag/>

If you have any problem with the registration please send an email to
urbanag@fao.org <mailto:urbanag@fao.org>

CONFERENCE MODERATION TEAM
Axel Drescher (University of Freiburg/FAO), Rachel Nugent (FAO), Henk de
Zeeuw (ETC)


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