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.
Circular thinking, mindful of all resources, is our key. In the present day open dynamic society, we work in the mode of co-design.
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 the Wageningen MFC that is 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.
In our co-design projects, we cooperate with a network of knowledge institutes, technology providers, investors and entrepreneurs, as well as related governmental and non-governmental organisations. Since the turn of the century our projects have generated a wide variety of tailor-made solutions in the fields of: