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Urban agriculture

Urban agriculture is becoming a major challenge for biodiversity conservation, when cities are expected to become denser to accommodate 66% of the population by 2050, compared to 50% today (UN, 2014). Urban agriculture has three main challenges, which the Carrefour Foundation supports. From an environmental point of view, urban agriculture allows the regulation of urban heat, which is welcome in a context that tends to increase temperatures in the summer period. From a social and economic point of view, urban farms and gardens are places conducive to the creation of social, intergenerational links between people of different origins. Indeed, gardens are a source of local job creation and are based on the principle of the circular economy, rehabilitating the principle of short circuits.