Urban Farming

  • Level: Master 1
  • Period: Semester 1
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Teacher/Coordinator: Pénélope Cheval

Main Objectives

This course is based on the definition of urban agriculture, its context, its typology, its issues and the questions it raises.

Skills Developed

This class will help you understand the issues and the context in which urban agriculture is taking place. It will also give you an initial overview of the projects carried out and underway in France and around the world and will enable you to understand the setting up of a project in urban agriculture and the associated issues (environmental, social and economic issues, etc.). The questions raised by urban agriculture will also be discussed and will help you understand the research objectives on this theme.


General Content

The course will be structured around theoretical lessons, interventions by professionals from the field, visits of projects in urban agriculture, a student project and a final exam at the end of the session.

The following points will be treated:

  • Definition
  • History
  • Context
  • Issues
  • Objectives
  • UF functions
  • Forms of UF
  • Projects developed in UF and diversity of actors
  • UF in France and in the world
  • Project editing in UF,
  • Economic aspects,
  • UF and environment,
  • Smart Farming and UF
  • Research in UF


Student project + Final Exam at the end of the course



Pénélope Cheval
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