Brussels Capital Region at agricultural fair of Libramont
Brussels Economy and Employment was present with its own stand at the Libramont Fair on Saturday July 28 and thus ensured the very first participation of the Brussels-Capital Region. The theme "Who will feed our cities tomorrow?" was the perfect occasion to put Brussels urban agriculture, the Good Food Strategy and the agricultural producers themselves in the spotlight.
The 'show cooking corner', where a chef prepared surprising meals with products obtained from Brussels urban agriculture was a hit. The public was invited to taste immediately and reacted very enthousiastic.
However, the real stars were Ferme Nos Pilifs, BIGH, Les Champignons de Bxl, Eclo and Urban Harvest who were present to propagate their passion for agriculture in an urban context and to present their products to the general public. These 5 producers supported by the Region are engaged in urban agriculture in open ground, in cellars and on roofs, with techniques such as hydroponics, insect breeding, vertical agriculture ...
The stand was perfect to promote the Brussels GoodFood strategy, that is the ambitious goal of the Region to produce 30% of our fruit and vegetables locally by 2035.
The participation of Brussels Economy and Employment to the Agricultural Fair of Libramont was a success. The visit of three ministers and the broad media coverage is proof of that.