Milan, Italy

The DAM-Distretto Agricolo Milanese and the metropolitan system of agricultural districts

This task will study the experience of the Distretto Agricolo Milanese (DAM), a Consortium established in 2011 with a bottom up process that gather 31 farms with a total amount of land that covers more than 60% of the whole agricultural land of the City of Milan, with the main goal of preserving the common environment through agriculture, water and soil requalification, caring about landscape and cultural heritage, including rural buildings and farms. For some projects and in some policies promoted by Regione Lombardia and by other institutions, the DAM works also in collaboration with other 4 agricultural districts that have been created in the metropolitan area of Milan also under the influence of the DAM.

Impact and innovation

Impact on urban food policy governance / Innovation from public authorities