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Kirsten Larsen

Strategy

Roadmap for a resilient and sustainable Melbourne foodbowl

This report outlines a vision and roadmap for preserving Melbourne’s foodbowl for current and future generations as a fundamental building block in a healthy, resilient, sustainable and fair food system.
Report

Food for thought: challenges and opportunities for farming in Melbourne's foodbowl

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.
Report

Melbourne's foodbowl: now and at seven million

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.
Journal article

Assessing the capacity and resilience of Melbourne’s foodbowl: the Foodprint Melbourne project

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

Melbourne's food future: planning a resilient city food bowl

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