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N8 sets out plans for urban farming alliance

A team of academics from the North of England has been examining how a network of urban farms in the region can play a role in global efforts to boost food production.

A metropolitan farming network could help to alleviate the growing threats to food security resulting from global warming and population growth, researchers from the N8 group of northern universities agreed at a workshop in Newcastle. 

London is home to more city farms and community gardens than any other UK city but Leeds and Newcastle are both poised to become models of sustainable food systems and collaborative leaders for city development, academics said.

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