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Expert input 1 - The urban gardener / Published December 20, 2016 by Pilar Corredor Moreno

Pilar Corredor Moreno

Expert input 1 - The urban gardener

https://www.facebook.com/PatchITAppTFF/videos/968550289955463/

Check out our interview with an urban farmer in Norwich, UK

GIF Masters / Published December 19, 2016 by Pilar Corredor Moreno

Pilar Corredor Moreno

GIF Masters

https://giphy.com/gifs/EnQjz2J5uesmI

Some screenshots of how our App will look like :D

Urban croplands constitute up to 5.9 percent of all croplands globally! / Published December 19, 2016 by Pilar Corredor Moreno

Pilar Corredor Moreno

Urban croplands constitute up to 5.9 percent of all croplands globally!

Source: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/114002

Global Foodies / Published December 19, 2016 by Javier Galdon-Armero

Javier Galdon-Armero

Global Foodies

We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the food security issues that humanity is facing and is foreseen to face in the near future! We learn lots, and we want to share some of our key findings with you:

Modern agricultural practices are affecting the quality of the soil and exposing it to erosion. It has been recently estimated that around 33% of our arable soil has been lost in the last 40 years! This is a major threat to food security worldwide, as we need to increase food production to feed the growing population of the world.

We all showed our concerns about this, and decided that soil should be one of the main targets when addressing food issues!

Check https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/02/arable-land-soil-food-security-shortage for more info!

We have found out that urban agriculture produces 15 to 20 per cent of the world’s food supply, and therefore it might play a major role in food security in the upcoming years! It is especially relevant in developing countries, but it is increasing globally and it is something we are really excited about!

Have a look at http://www.futuredirections.org.au/publication/feeding-the-cities-is-urban-agriculture-the-future-of-food-security/ to learn more!

Most efforts from the scientific point of view have been made to address biotic (pests) and abiotic (drought) stresses, but actually a great proportion of the food produced in the world is lost due to post-harvest mishandling. It is being estimated that, for example, up to 37% of rice produced in the world might be lost by transport and storage problems. Reducing food miles seem to be key to ensure food security!

Why not reading http://about.wri.org/publication/content/8386 for a further understanding?

Urban gardening goes social / Published December 17, 2016 by Pilar Corredor Moreno

Pilar Corredor Moreno

Urban gardening goes social

We recently did a survey in Facebook to get help from our followers to decide on the best tagline. We had many good options but people decided they liked one especially. And the winner is... Urban Gardening Goes Social!!

Also, we cannot wait to tell you! Yesterday we visited 2 local urban gardens in our city (Norwich) to do some filming for our pitch and concept videos. We were very lucky to meet some local farmers from the community and they loved our idea! We're very excited to show you what they told us in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

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