Living Labs

The CITYFOOD living labs will be used to demonstrate the positive impact of the IAAC (integrated aqua-agriculture) systems to engaged users, and to provide examples and educations to others interested in setting up IAAC systems, for example schools, hospitals, shopping malls.

Purpose

The four sites will evaluate the environmental impacts of the Living Labs, a life cycle assessment (LCA) will be conducted to examine the environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life from raw material through production, distribution, use, maintenance and consumption.

 

The users of the Living Labs will participate in experiments to determine the suitability and acceptance of different fish and plant species for urban food production.

Four sites have been chosen to represent different climate, economy and community involvement to demonstrate the adaptability of the CITYFOOD system.

Locations

São Paulo, Brazil

University Campus of Jaboticabal

Fish Production

30 m²

Total volume of fish production

500 kg·a⁻¹

Greenhouse

140 m²

Number of plants produced

375-500 a

Berlin, Germany

Family and Education Centre

Fish Production

10 m²

Total volume of fish production

60 kg·a⁻¹

Greenhouse

40 m²

Number of plants produced

100 a

Grimstad Lab 1 NIBIO

Prison

Fish Production

10 m²

Total volume of fish production

100 kg·a⁻¹

Greenhouse

40 m²

Number of plants produced

375-500 a

Grimstad Lab 2

NIBIO, Institute Campus

Fish Production

40 m²

Total volume of fish production

800 kg·a⁻¹

Greenhouse

150 m²

Number of plants produced

7400-15000 a