Stimulating Urban Agriculture in and Around Rotterdam, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands

City/Town/Village: City of Rotterdam
County/Province/District (Name of): South Holland
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch; English
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: City
Population: 623,652
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Type: Non-Binding Policies
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food processing and manufacturing; food production; food retail; food wholesale and distribution
Year of Adoption: 2012
Adopting Government Department(s): Office of the Mayor and Alderman for Sustainability, Inner City and Outdoor Space, City of Rotterdam
Lead Implementing Entity: Alderman for Sustainability, Inner City and Outdoor Space
Supporting Entity: Think Tank on Urban Agriculture
Additional Supporting Entity: GGD (Municipal Health Service); DCMR Milieudienst Rijnmond (environmental agency); Office of Land Registry
Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Links: PDF-Original – PDF-English – Web
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Policy Outcome:

This memorandum from the Alderman for Sustainability, Inner City and Outdoor Space lays out clear guidelines and action items to help Rotterdam increase the impact of, amount of land utilized for, urban agriculture. The document focuses on three key areas: (i) improving health; (ii) enhancing sustainable economic development; and (iii) improving spatial quality. There are subsections within these three primary areas with precise action items for the government of Rotterdam to complete moving forward.

Policy Keywords: CO2 reduction; food miles; food processing; food procurement; food production; food system; green city; green space; grown local; health; healthy food; knowledge sharing; land access; local food; local food economy; local processing; marketing; markets; municipal urban agriculture; noncommerical urban agriculture; nutrition; nutrition education in schools; pollution; schools; soil; transportation; urban agriculture; urban farmer