07-09-2017 to 08-09-2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
REEEP will be represented at this year's Urban Agri Summit, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September, which will explore the opportunities for vertical farming and other urban agriculture solutions in Africa.
Africa’s urban growth rate is at 3.5% the highest in the world and double the world average.The Challenge of growing enough healthy food for Africa’s growing cities is enormous. At the same time, the stresses of climate change, and the declining availability of arable land and fresh water are challenging conventional agriculture as never before.
Urban agriculture solutions can be designed in such a way as to be less vulnerable to weather- and pest-related problems and climate change, and as they take up less space, can also be better for the environment. The Urban Agri Summit 2017 will bring together industry experts to discuss the latest technological advances, financing models and enabling policy environments to bring agriculture into African cities.