Maecenas, Efficitur &

The Centre for Urban Food Systems is a knowledge hub for urban gardening and food systems that provides evidence-based research results to:

  • Show economic feasibility and sustainability of urban gardening and food systems.
  • Test and develop innovative urban gardening techniques.
  • Maintain constructive dialogues with local and national policy makers to promote expansion of urban gardening and improvement of urban food systems.
  • Support co-creation and implementation of solutions.
  • Mainstream urban gardens in policy making.



06 Dec 2019
A site selection tool for allotment gardens
06 Dec 2019
Development of two pilot allotment gardens in two cities of Benin
06 Dec 2019
Capitalizing stories of change during the research process
06 Dec 2019
Enhancing urban food security in and around the cities of Benin