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Kirsten Larsen

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Report

18 Jul 2018
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This report identifies the policy challenges that need to be addressed to strengthen Melbourne’s foodbowl and the opportunities that could be leveraged, focusing on three key policy issues: protecting farmland, strengthening the viability of farming and increasing water access.

Journal article

1 May 2018
9

The city of Melbourne is located in a highly productive agricultural region with the capacity to meet approximately 41% of the city population’s food needs. Melbourne’s “foodbowl” is an important building block in a resilient and sustainable food system for this rapidly growing city. This...

Report

23 Nov 2016
186

Melbourne is surrounded by a highly productive foodbowl that currently grows a wide variety of fresh foods, but it faces challenges:

Melbourne’s foodbowl grows 47% of the vegetables produced in Victoria and has the capacity to meet around 41% of Melbourne’s total food needs...

Report

8 Dec 2015
5

The first release from the Foodprint Melbourne project investigated the importance of city-fringe farmland, and highlighted the potential threat to supplies of fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables as Melbourne grows to a population of over 7 million people by 2050.

Report

22 Apr 2008
224

This report discusses the environmental challenges relating to the food system, examining: - how the production and consumption of food impacts on the environment; and - the risks and vulnerabilities of the food system to environmental change and social responses (such as policy aiming to...

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