Botildenborg Foundation re-imagines cities: “Stadsbruk”, the urban farmers’ incubator in Malmö

Cyrille Gaubert, in charge of the “Stadsbruk Urban Farmers Incubator” project, is a French expatriate in Malmö, Sweden. By getting into urban agriculture personally, he discovered that he could help other farms to develop thanks to his entrepreneurial experience.

“Stadsbruk” is a sustainable project carried by the Botildenborg Foundation that started in 2011. It promotes and facilitates the start-up of urban agriculture businesses by giving them keys to grow by promoting sustainable urban development.

At Stadsbruk, the ideal of tomorrow’s farm is one that truly works with the soil, where the quality of farms is an indicator of well-being in the city and not just a production tool

Cyrille Gaubert

This initiative has created spaces for biodiversity in the city and promoted organic and quality food for the inhabitants. At the national level, this initiative can, if generalized, reduce Sweden’s dependence on other countries for food.

Stadsbruk acts by educating municipalities about urban agriculture and then developing partnerships with cities. Then, they can help urban farmers to get started by offering them a training phase via the ‘urban agriculture test area’ they have at their disposal and then making land available to farmers.

In this way, their actions contribute to social and territorial integration, by opening up neglected urban and peri-urban areas, and by allowing more social interaction between the inhabitants, through the sale of the products of the urban farms installed in these areas.

This is certainly another inspiring story worth highlighting that promotes sustainable development through alternative solutions to global problems.

To learn more about this project, please visit their LinkedIn site

“Stadsbruk” contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in many ways. We can highlight some of its most notable contributions:

Sustainable Development Goals

This action agrees with Sustainable Development Goals defined by UN.

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01. no poverty01. no poverty
02. zero hunger02. zero hunger
03. good health & well being03. good health & well being
04. quality education04. quality education
05. gender equality05. gender equality
06. clean water & sanitation06. clean water & sanitation
07. affordable & clean energy07. affordable & clean energy
08. decent work & economic growth08. decent work & economic growth
09. industry, innovation & infrastructure09. industry, innovation & infrastructure
10. reduced inequalities10. reduced inequalities
11. sustainable cities & communities11. sustainable cities & communities
12. responsible consumption & production12. responsible consumption & production
13. climate action13. climate action
14. life below water14. life below water
15. life on land15. life on land
16. peace, justice & strong institutions16. peace, justice & strong institutions
17. partnerships for the goals17. partnerships for the goals
Sustainable Development GoalsSustainable Development Goals
01. no poverty
  • 01.1
  • 01.6
06. clean water & sanitation
  • 06.2

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