Help city-dwellers reconnect with farmers


Urban farming is a means of reducing the dissociation that city-based consumers feel in their relationship with agriculture and food, but that also implies inventing new connections between the city and agriculture.

While urban farming allows city-dwellers to reconnect with nature, the historical roots of this practice may also give a false idea about the realities of agriculture and its constraints. According to Nicolas Bricas, the socio-economist and Director of the UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems, we need to invent other forms of more supportive long-distance relationships between city-dwellers and farmers to reconcile the city and agriculture.