In an urbanizing world we design and develop Metropolitan Food Clusters (MFC) to achieve sustainable development of agriculture and food production, in and around cities and metropoles.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 25 has stated: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care”. This is the underpinning motivation of Wageningen MFC to keep working at our mission and to contribute solving the challenges of food security.

The Metropolitan Food Clusters concept originates from in-depth research by Wageningen University & Research of the agri-food system of North-Western Europe and its spatial context. The results of this research have been applied to system designs all over the world: China, India, the Middle East, South-East Asia, Latin America, Southern Africa and other parts of Europe.  

In 2017, we have established Wageningen MFC as a part of the wider Wageningen knowledge network. In our organizational structure we have been inspired by the actual development of the third-generation university that is also taking place within this network. 

Circularity, mindful of all resources, is our key. In the present day open dynamic society, we work  in the mode of co-design.

Don't know where to start?

We offer our clients well-prepared workshop sessions and/or comprehensive desk research with the knowledge and experience from our experts and our network of researchers and technology providers. The goal is to support our clients to:

  • Define the core of their challenges;
  • Clarify the way forward;
  • Draft a Term of Reference for the next no-regret step and action! 

Please feel free  to contact us for more information!