Léna De Brabandere
Bioengineer - Researcher
Prof. Marjolein Visser's research group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.
Profile & curriculum
Msc in Bioengineering - Agricultural Sciences ULB (2010-2016)
Engineer - Green SURF (2018-2020)
Summer School on Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems in Brussels – 4rth Edition (2021)
LagUM : Laboratoire d'agriculture urbaine Maelbeek. FEDER. With Francisco Dávila (2022 - running)
Urban agriculture and its socio-ecological transformative power
Participatory Action Research
Agroecological innovations and the evolution of alternative agricultural production systems
I currently work on the LagUM project (FEDER), a Participatory Action Research project on urban agriculture in Brussels. This research takes root on an exprimental and educational roof garden for vegetable production.
This project is carried out by a consortium associating academic researchers (Laboratory of agroecology - ULB), actors in the field (Refresh XL asbl ) and public administrations (Municipality of Ixelles). The project will be extended to all related actors from the immediate vicinity to the wider food system. Trough multiscale and transdisciplinary approaches, this research project aims to assess the multifunction and the sustainability of Urban Rooftop Farming in Bruxelles.