How can Malmö be more selfsufficient in the future? Where are the borders of Malmö’s food production area? Where are the limits for what Malmö can produce? How can a transition inthe way we farm increase the flexibility of Malmö and the Öresund region. A restructuring of the argricultural methods, and with that, the Skåne landscape, will change what we eat, wherewe buy what we eat and who works with food production. Tone Berge, kull 20 BAS, 031009
The facts on which these calculations are based: Population of Malmö: 286,535 people. The area of Malmö is 38,548 acres (156 km².) Population of Skåne: 1,184,500 people. The area of Skåne is 2,724,771 acres (11 027) km² source: www.wikipedia.se An average personal field in western agriculture: 1.2 acres. source: FOOD, LAND, POPULATION and the U.S. ECONOMY by David Pimentel of Cornell University and Mario Giampietro Istituto of Nazionale della Nutrizione, Rome A permacultural forest garden can feed 10 people on an area of only 2.1 acres. source: BBC documentary “A Farm for tje Future“, www.agroforestry.co.uk/ Arable land in Malmø is 13,032 acres. Arable land in Skåne is 1,123,618 acres. source: www.sjv.se, www.scb.se100% of the population eats.
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With traditional farming on Malmö’s arable land (33%), Malmö can produce food for 10860 people. That is 3,8% of the population.
With traditional farming on Skåne’s arable land, Skåne can produce food for 936348 people. That is 79% of the population in Skåne.
With a transition to permaculture Malmö can produce food for 62057 people. That is 22% of the population.
With a transition to permaculture Skåne can produce food for 5.350.561. That is 452% of the population in Skåne.
The area within the feeder road can hold a forest garden of 11.5 acres, which is enough to feed 54 people.
How will it actually effect Malmö to persue a forestgarden within the city?