Graduation show DAE, January 2020. (Photo by Ronald Smits)

A strong urbanisation growth is asking for new systems 
With increasing urbanisation, finding a way for cities to feed themselves is a big win, easing pressure on the global food chain. So could a city like Amsterdam become agriculturally self-sufficient in the future? Bram de Vos thinks so. With ‘Uprooting Agro-Systems’, he proposes a combination of three agricultural methods. There’s vertical farming, which is useful to guarantee year-round produce, while a food forest offers more variety, despite seasonal limitations. And lastly, there’s syntropic farming: an efficient and eco-friendly alternative to monoculture that involves planting mutually beneficial crops alongside each other without impacting the environment. Together, the pros and cons of each are balanced for the best results.

Uprooting Agro-Systems was also featured by the:

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  Designwanted, click here.

Graduation show DAE, January 2020. (Photo by Marleen Stoker)

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