Farming the City against Poverty

June 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment

Economically productive, socially cohesive, and environmentally sustainable cities will need organically produced and traded fresh foods and much greater urban-rural linkages for ensuring food security, healty diets and vibrant markets.

The first steps are already taking place with urban gardens and community initiatives all over the world. From communal gardens in ParisSan Fransisco and Shanghai to the rooftops of London and a campus garden in the outskirts of Stuttgart, sustainable organic food is now produced in places that no-one could have imagined a few years ago.

I visited a pilot rooftop gardening project in one of Rio’s thousands favelas together with Robert Jordan, Advocacy Manager of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM). In this video interview, Jordan outlines the benefits opportunities rising from urban agriculture. as well as the IFOAM advocacy strategy on this matter in Rio+20.

Watch the video: Urban Agriculture against Poverty

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Entry filed under: RIO+20.

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