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Noémie Maughan

Bioengineer — Researcher

Prof. Marjolein Visser's research group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.

Tel: +32 (0)2 650 60 79


Profile & curriculum

MSc in Agricultural Sciences, Tropical Systems Management (2003-2008)

Interuniversity Certificate in Agroecology and Transition to Sustainable Food Systems (2013)

Research interests

  • Urban agriculture and its socio-ecological transformative power

  • Participatory Action Research

  • Small scale (peri-)urban market gardening, models and viability

  • Agroecological innovations and the evolution of alternative agricultural production systems

Current research projects

Ongoing projects


VIABILITE DU PAIN EN CIRCUITS-COURTS (2021 – 2024) : An analysis of the organizational and socio-technical mechanisms structuring local bread chains looking for better quality and viability in Wallonia. PDR FNRS


QASA (2020 – preselected) : Quartier Agricole SOLIDAIRE stads-agricultuur. Innoviris Co-create.


L(ag)UM (2014 – 2023) : Laboratoire d’agriculture urbaine Maelbeek. FEDER. With Toma Rixen & Francisco Davila.


Former projects


SPINCOOP and ULTRA-TREE  (2015-2018) : Participatory action research projects financed by the Brussels Capital Region as part of a specific program that aimed at fostering sustainable food systems. Co-creating knowledge and innovations that explore the viability of Brussels based market gardening projects – Cycle Farm; l’Espace-Test Agricole de Graines de Paysans - for urban agriculture in Brussels.

Tool for the autonomous assessment of soil quality and health


Support team for the Co-Create Action of Innoviris “Centre d'Appui pour l'Action Co-Create” (2014-2015). Funded by Innoviris, this support structure provides methodological and formative support for the co-creation process.


“Public and scientific events”

Summer School on Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems in Brussels

  • 1st Edition (July 2016)

  • 2nd Edition (July 2017)

  • 3rd Edition (Novembre 2018)

  • 4rth Edition (July 2021 - TBC)

Five key publications

All publications are available upon request or through ResearchGate

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