Agricultural parks, key elements in the transition to a new food model

Date: October 6

Time: 9h

Venue: Palau Macaya, on-site event.

Registration open

The model of the agricultural park as a reserve of land for food. What is an agricultural park and what functions does it perform? What agricultural spaces do we have in the metropolitan region? What food self-sufficiency is there on a metropolitan and Catalan scale? Why is the figure of the agricultural park important? How is an agricultural park organised? How do they coordinate with each other and how should they coordinate with the territory? What are the main threats? What kind of support do agricultural parks need in order to be viable, functional and consolidated? Is the protection of agricultural land sufficient? Why is it necessary to provide agricultural land? How can it be protected? Do we want agricultural parks to have the same legal protection as natural parks? How can agricultural parks contribute to the integration of agriculture into the city?

The session will begin with an introduction by Josep A. Báguena, President of the Societat Catalana d'Ordenació del Territori (SCOT). It will continue with a round table moderated by the journalist Anna Grimau, with the participation of:

  • Olivier Chantry, Head of biodiversity and climate at Unió de Pagesos del Baix Llobregat.
  • Antoni Enjuanes, Deputy Director General of Rural Infrastructures, Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Sònia Callau, Head of the Territorial Directorate of Agriculture, O.T. Municipal Forest Fire Prevention and Agricultural Development, Department of Infrastructures and Natural Spaces of the Diputació de Barcelona. 

This event is part of the municipalist sessions of the cycle of debates about The transformation of the city and aims to relaunch the debate on the need for and viability of the major territorial structuring projects pending, with the participation of experts, public administrations and social actors.

The transformation of the city is a series of debates organised by the Fundació Catalunya Europa along with the Fundació La Caixa and the Club Roma, with the support of the Diputació de Barcelona, the AMB, Barcelona City Council, Santa Coloma de Gramenet City Council, Gavà City Council, El Prat de Llobregat City Council and Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council, and the collaboration of Barcelona Global and the Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona.