Sanyuan Farm, the showcase situated in the metropolitan area of Beijing, was founded in 1949 and then merged with the Beijing Dongbeiwang Farm in 1957. The farm is a state-owned farm belonging to the Beijing Agricultural Group Co. Ltd. It is consisted of two parts – East District and West District. The East District has been running for decades, and the West District is in planning phase. The total area of the East District is around 1 000 mu (66,7 hectares). In recent years, the urban farm has adopted the concept that the development of urban agriculture (UA) shall be based on agriculture, and be combined with tourism, technology, and education. At present, the farm’s two main activities are production and marketing of green agricultural products, and education initiatives and promotion of farming culture. Sanyuan Farm aims to demonstrate resource efficient UA and a healthy happy-life style.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774233.