TYPE BENEFIT PORTFOLIO
Urban Agriculture (UA) is a highly dynamic phenomenon, which is evolving constantly
through space and time. Whilst previous typologies emphasised the distinctions
between urban gardening and urban farming, the increasingly complex nature of
the discipline has meant that these typologies no longer reflect the full diversity of
A detailed understanding of Urban Agriculture is necessary in research and also for
the sustainable implementation and integration of Urban Agriculture within planning
and urban development. Urban Farms, Community Parks, DIY Gardens/Farms, Zero
Acreage Farms, Community Gardens and Social Farms all offer their own unique
advantages. To realise the value of these benefits within practice and policymaking,
it is critical to fully understand the spatial characteristics, production features,
operational parameters and social dimensions of Urban Agriculture.
The typology presented here reflects a multidimensional approach for describing
and classifying UA projects and is based upon a robust body of empirical data.
It can be considered as the foundation for the work of the European Forum on
Urban Agriculture (EFUA), which is a 4-year project funded under the European
Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The project is running
from 2020-2024. The updated typology will be used to unlock Urban Agriculture’s
potential and support the mission of achieving better networking, better knowledge,
better deployment and better policies in the field.
Daniel Münderlein | Coordinator of EFUA
EFUA Deliverables – Documents and Reports
The results of EFUA Project Deliverables completed to date, including full documents and reports, are available through the website of the EUCORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service).
EFUA Project Deliverables can be found here:
In addition, an introductory Fact Sheet on EFUA can be found here:
CORDIS is the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation, from FP1 to Horizon Europe. The mission of CORDIS is to bring research results to professionals in the field to foster open science, create innovative products and services and to stimulate growth across Europe.