Food&Cities: Två projekt beviljades finansiering som en del av 2023 års utlysning

Publicerad: 05 juni 2023
SDG 11: Hållbara städer och samhällen

Två tvärvetenskapliga projekt vid SLU har beviljats såddpengar från Food & Cities utlysning våren 2023. Båda projekten utforskar olika aspekter av relationerna mellan livsmedelssystem och hållbar stadsutveckling.

Projekten visar det komplexa samspelet mellan SDG 11 (Hållbara städer och samhällen) och andra SDG:er och visar på SLU:s förmåga att producera tvärvetenskaplig forskning för att möta nuvarande och framtida hållbarhetsutmaningar.

Följande två projekt beviljades finansiering:

Incorporation of Greenhouse Farming Technology into Urban Planning: Implications on urban households’ food and nutritional security, welfare and resilience in Ghana

The project will explore the determinants and impacts of Greenhouse Farming Technology on household food and nutritional security. The research will be conducted in the context of low and middle-income countries, specifically focused on Ghana, and will investigate how this technology impacts household food consumption. The research is situated at the intersection of multiple challenges like rapid urbanisaiton, food insecurity and food nutrition, where food systems solutions can contribute to creating more resilient urban food systems.  

The funding will be used to hold a workshop together with researchers and stakeholders from both Sweden and Ghana, to explore the impacts of technology on household welfare and resilience against food insecurity and unexpected shocks. The seed funding will further support the collection primary data on the determinants of uptake of Greenhouse Farming Technology and its impacts on household food security.

Main applicant: Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Department of Economics, SLU.

Consumer study on food-Non Food Forest Products (NTFPs) in Mombasa, Kenya

The use of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) as food products in urban contexts is poorly understood. This project will explore the urban users and markets for food NTFPs in Mombasa, Kenya's second and fast-growing city; and the opportunities for poverty reduction, creation of sustainable business models and value chains for food products from trees. The project will bring together a range of disciplines and expertise from ecology and social sciences through collaboration with research institutes and organisations in Kenya.

The funding will be used for the collection of field work in Kenya relating to the use, quantities, costs, uses, preparation practices, cultural significances and preferences around food forest products in Mombassa; and support the co-production of a study between SLU and Kenyan universities.

Main applicant: Anders Roos, Institutionen för skogsekonomis


Food & Cities is a collaboration between SLU Future Food and SLU Urban Futures. The project communicates SLU’s existing research and aims to create new encounters between different disciplines and sectors. The project seeks to identify knowledge gaps and cross-disciplinary research questions and investigates how a long-term thematic focus on food and citiescould be established at SLU.