Henk Renting

Institution: RUAF-Foundation (International Network of Resource centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security)
Position: Programme Officer
Profession: sociologist, environmental scientist
Country: Netherlands

General research interest:

  • multifunctional agriculture, rural-urban interfaces, relocalization of food systems, urban food strategies
  • governance mechanisms, civic engagment, transition strategies

COST UAE research interest:

  • different forms and expression of urban and peri-urban agriculture
  • Multiple functions and impacts of urban and peri-urban agriculture, especially potential contribution of  urban and peri-urban agriculture to climate change mitigation
  • viable business models and value chain creation strategies in relation to urban and peri-urban agriculture
  • comparative analysis and exchange between best practices of urban and peri-urban agriculture in the global North and South