CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER has been in dialogue with science and research institutions since it was founded.
If you are involved in scientific work or international conferences, please get in contact with us.
- BARBIZAN, Thiago (2011) – Integrating Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture into Public Policies to Improve Urban Growth: “São Paulo as a Case Study”, Technical University of Berlin (unpublished final work) – PDF
- DE OLIVEIRA, Juliano Marcelino (2011) – Como a pesquisa e a elaboração de ferramentas de apoio à aprendizagem podem auxiliar na capacitação dos atores beneficiários do projeto Cidades sem Fome/Hortas Comunitárias, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, MBA Executivo em Gestão e Negócios do Desenvolvimento Regional Sustentável/CAIXA Estudo (unpublished final work) – PDF
- NEU, Regis Eder (2011) – Elaboração de Manual de Construção de Estufas Agrícolas com Materiais Alternativos, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria/RS (unpublished final work) – PDF
- RODRIGUES, Célia Maria Humaire (2011) – Logística Reversa no projeto Cidades sem Fome/Hortas Comunitárias – Compostagem, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso – Consórcio UFBA-UFLA-UFMT-INEPAD, Desenvolvimento Regional Sustentável/CAIXA (unpublished final work) – PDF
Global Opportunity Network Panel in São Paulo
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER attends international panel
Hans Dieter Temp, founder of CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER, attended the Global Opportunity Network Panel in São Paulo on June 1st of 2015.
The panels bring together visionaries from business, research and civil society. The aim is to exchange ideas, formulate opportunities and connect participants from different areas. Hans Dieter Temp was invited by the initiative to be a panelist at the event in São Paulo.
The Global Opportunity Network is an initiative created by the world’s biggest classification society DNV GL, the sustainability platform UN Global Compact and the Danish think tank The Monday Morning Global Institute. The initiative publishes yearly reports on sustainability and organizes eight Global Opportunity Panels in 2015. They take place in San Francisco, São Paulo, Johannesburg, London, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Delhi and Oslo.
Scientific cooperation between Germany and Brazil
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER attends NoPa Matchmaking event in Brasília
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER participated in an international Matchmaking event in the capital Brasília from March 16th to March 20th of 2015. The event was organized by the German association for international cooperation (GIZ), the German academic exchange society (DAAD) and its Brazilian counterpart CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior).
NoPa was founded by the three institutions and to foster new partnerships between German and Brazilian organizations. It focuses on the areas of protection and sustainable management of rainforests and renewable energies and energy efficiency.
Representatives of universities, government agencies, business and civil society came together to meet and to promote bilateral cooperation. CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER used this opportunity to make valuable contacts and exchange ideas with researchers and government representatives.
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER is represented on Metropolis platform on Integrated Urban Governance and Policy Transfer
On the platform Metropolis, launched in November 2014, which aims to be a resource for experts and anyone who wants to learn more about integrated urban governance, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER’S Community Gardens Project was selected as a showcase project among Metropolis’ member cities – some of the largest cities in the world. Furthermore Hans Dieter Temp is a listed expert on various issues related to urban agriculture.
The platform can be searched by case studies, topic, geographic area, objectives, instruments, and city experts worldwide.
Metropolis, the World Association of the Major Metropolises, is a leading international organization that brings together cities and metropolitan regions, whose populations exceed one million inhabitants.
It aims to build a network of initiatives among metropolitan governments and their collaborating partners to promote cooperative urban sustainability projects in the environmental, economic, social, and cultural fields.
Created in 1985, the Metropolis Association is composed of more than 130 members from across the world and operates as an international forum for exploring issues and concerns common to all big cities and metropolitan regions.
The Metropolis Secretary Europe respectively the Senate Administration for Urban Development and Environment Berlin are responsible for the platform.
Profile CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER, Community Gardens Project: http://policytransfer.metropolis.org/case-studies/brasil-sao-paulo-community-gardens
Expert Profile Hans Dieter Temp: http://policytransfer.metropolis.org/experts/hans-dieter-temp
About Metropolis: http://policytransfer.metropolis.org/about-metropolis
Overview of national and international conferences
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER participates in KOSMOS Workshop
Humboldt University of Berlin organizes conference at Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
A bilateral conference with the theme “Challenges of Globalization in an urban context” took place at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) from the 06th to the 10th of April of 2015.
The KOSMOS Workshop was an integral part of the event and CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER was represented by Jonas Steinfeld. The topic was urban agriculture and how it can contribute to sustainable cities of the future.
At the occasion, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER’s work caught Prof. Dr. Cornelia Oschmann’s and Dr. Heide Hoffmann’s attention. The two experts in the field of urban agriculture visited one of the organization’s community gardens in the São Mateus district on the following day.
20 years of Mesa Brasil
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER highlights the importance of urban agriculture at a seminar on agroecology on 1st and 2nd of October 2014 at SESC/Bauru
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Mesa Brasil, a seminar on agroecology took place on 1st and 2nd of October at the SESC Bauru/SP, a socio-economic service sector association.
In line with its educational goal the theme was ‘A way to food security’. In this context CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER put forward the importance of urban agriculture and its positive ecological, social and economic impacts.
With the underlying idea of promoting a more egalitarian society and a healthy and ethical diet the event brought together expert knowledge, disseminated sustainable production methods and fostered food security.
Today’s agriculture needs a paradigm shift – Ondalva Serrano, agronomist with PhD in Agriculture at ESALQ/SP and member of Instituto Auá de Empreendedorismo Socioambiental
Agroecology and food security – SAN – Julicristie M. Oliveira, PhD in Nutritional Sciences at FSP/USP, Professor at FCA/Unicamp.
Food production from an ethical, solidary and sustainable perspective – Valerie Mark, geographer at the University of São Paulo (USP) with a PhD in Geography at Università degli Studi di Genova, Professor at geography faculty in USP
Agroecology: impacts on the environment, economy and health – Wanderlei Antonio Pignati, physician (UnB) and doctor of public health at Fiocruz, associate professor at Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
Food security and family farms – institutional markets – Guilherme Costa Delgado, PhD in Economics at Unicamp, professor for post graduates at UFU
The importance of food production close to major cities: minimization of ecological, social and economic impacts and feasibility of family projects in urban agriculture – Hans Dieter Temp, agricultural engineer, founder and coordinator of NGO CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER
Participation in the 6. Living-Knowledge-Conference
Lecture held by CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER in Copenhagen
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER took part in the 6. Living-Knowledge-Conference An Innovative Civil Society: Impact through Co-Creation and Participation from April 9-11, 2014.
The aim of the conference is to seek to explore experiences with research and innovation for, with and by civil society, and develop policy recommendations and articulate research needs within community-based research and research focusing on social challenges.
The paper CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER has presented is available in PDF format.
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER: How urban agriculture changed the urban landscape and the lives of hundreds in São Paulo (see page 12ff in the PDF file)
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER at the 2nd International BMBF Conference in Hamburg
FUTURE MEGACITIES IN ACTION – Innovative Solutions for Energy and Climate – Efficient Urbanization
From May 14th to 16th, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER took part in the 2nd International BMBF Conference FUTURE MEGACITIES IN ACTION – Innovative Solutions for Energy and Climate–Efficient Urbanization in Hamburg, Germany, at the invitation of Technical University of Berlin.
For more information: future-megacities-2013.org (external)
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER at the International Colloquium of Urban Agriculture
Closing event of the research project Future Megacities in Casablanca
At the invitation of Technical University of Berlin, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER took part in the International Colloquium of Urban Agriculture in Casablanca, Morocco, 27th of February – 2nd of March.
The research program Future Megacities is organizing a closing event on the Contributions of Urban Agriculture to the urban development of future megacities in the global South. Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the research project Urban Agriculture as an Integrative Factor for Climate-Optimized Urban Development (UAC 2005-2013) was completed within the research program’s closing event in Casablanca.
For more information: Blog ICUA-Casa 2013 (external)
International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy FIESS
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER lecturing in Montreal in October of 2011
Having participated in a call for proposals, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER held a lecture on the topic Reclaiming Idle Areas in São Paulo to Develop Urban Agriculture at the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy FIESS in Montreal, 17th – 20th of October 2011.
For more information: Programm FIESS 2011 (external)
On site visit with scientific approach (from 2013 on)
04/09/2015: PD Dr. Heide Hoffmann and Dr. Cornelia Oschmann – Faculty of Life Sciences, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt University of Berlin
06/29/2013: On site visit of Community Gardens Project within the 4th Future of Food Seminar
In the context of the 4th Future of Food seminar, “How to feed the growing middle class responsibly?” which took place in São Paulo (27-29 of June 2013), the participants visited two CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER community gardens.
The Future of Food Seminars are an initiative of agrofood strategy and communication consultant Schuttelaar & Partners, who bring together leading actors from all over the world in order to discuss measures concerning global food security.
The fourth seminar was held in cooperation with Bayer CropSciences, the Pão de Açúcar Group, the Dutch Ministry of Economy, IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative and GS1 Brazil.
For more information: On site visit June 29 of 2013 (English) (PDF)
04/25/2013: Makiko Taguchi – FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations), Rome