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Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil’s Favelas

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Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil’s Favelas - Organic agriculture is a growing trend in big cities around the world, including Latin America, and no...

 

This article nicely ties two commonly taught issues in human geography that aren't the the typical combination: 1) the growth of organic farming and 2) the spread of squatter settlements and slums in the developing world. 

 

Tags: agriculture, food, urban, unit 5 agriculture, unit 7 cities. 


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Joshua Choiniere's comment, September 30, 2012 9:12 PM
I found this to be a possitive aspect that can help the people in the favellas. They are growing their own food from their own homes and it allows them to have food and saftey because they dont have to worry about going somewhere far off to farm.
Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 19, 2013 12:03 AM

This is a new trend spreading to Brazil. Now with the organic craze that has been going around in past years farmers have sought out way to grow their food more organically. This also allows poor areas to benefit from organic farming because it is now present in their area and they can no buy food that is good and of their choice. 

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:19 PM

Seeing how even Urbanized areas of the world can get into agriculture shows that you do not need to have geographic land advantage to grow crops. The Brazilian favelas are getting into agriculture to bring extra income and a sense of community to the area, getting more agriculture into these urban areas will be aided by the government in order to keep the urban agriculture movement growing

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This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s...
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This Incredibly Detailed Map Shows How Europe's Population Changed From 2001 to 2011

This Incredibly Detailed Map Shows How Europe's Population Changed From 2001 to 2011 | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
The map provides a level of detail previously unavailable. It is the first ever to collect data published by all of Europe’s municipalities.
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Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet? | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
white paper at Yale University’s Center for Business and the Environment
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16 Charts That'll Change How You See New York City

With such a large and diverse population spread across so many dynamic neighborhoods, it can be hard to get a sense of what New York City is actually like. This series of maps might give you a better idea....
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A Once-Guarded Tradition Spills Open In New Orleans' Streets

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The Mardi Gras Indians have become a central part of the city's celebrations, but there was a time when residents found them mysterious and outsiders even considered them dangerous.
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The end of the population pyramid

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The shape of the world's demography is changingTHE pyramid is a traditional way of visualising and explaining the age structure of a society. If you draw a chart...
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Is Alaska the new Florida? Experts predict where next for America's 'climate refugees'

Is Alaska the new Florida? Experts predict where next for America's 'climate refugees' | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Jennifer A Kingson reports that rising temperatures could spark massive population shifts across the United States
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Madrid plans city centre car ban

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City links: We explore Madrid’s radical anti-car initiative, the world’s largest urban park in Athens and the future of crowded metropolises in this week’s roundup of the best city stories
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Mapping Migration in the United States

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An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
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The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation | Design | WIRED

The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation | Design | WIRED | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That's 308,745,538 dots in all.
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BORDERLAND

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We Took A 2,428-Mile Road Trip Along The Mexico Border: Here's What We Saw
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European Invasion: DNA Reveals The Origins Of Modern Europeans

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Europe is famously tesselated, with different cultural and language groups clustering in different regions. But how did they all get there? And how are they related? One way of answering these questions comes from digging up relics of the past. Europe has a rich archaeological record, ranging from periods well before the famous metal ages (i.e. copper, bronze and iron) to the recent adventures of the Romans, Vandals, Huns and Vikings.
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The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050

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As of 2010, nearly a third of the world's population identified as Christian. But if demographic trends persist, Islam will close the gap by the middle of the 21st century.
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This Spanish Pig-Slaughtering Tradition Is Rooted In Sustainability

This Spanish Pig-Slaughtering Tradition Is Rooted In Sustainability | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
In Spanish villages, townspeople gather at dawn to collectively slaughter a pig, then prepare every last bit as food, even the ears. The ancient ritual, called matanza, is now drawing foodie tourists.
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The Largest Immigrant Population in Each State

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1910 vs. 2010
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America’s most gerrymandered congressional districts

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A brief overview of crimes against geography in the 113th Congress.
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Which States Are in the Midwest?

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Here's a somewhat regular argument I get in: Which states make up which regions of the United States? Some of these regions -- the West Coast, Mountain States, Southwest and Northeast are pretty cl...

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An example of Perceptual Regions.

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Worldometers - real time world statistics

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Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.
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City-Data.com - Stats about all US cities - real estate, relocation info, crime, house prices, cost of living, races, home value estimator, recent sales, income, photos, schools, maps, weather, nei...

City-Data.com - Stats about all US cities - real estate, relocation info, crime, house prices, cost of living, races, home value estimator, recent sales, income, photos, schools, maps, weather, nei... | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Wikia Maps - Create Online Maps on Almost Any Image

Free Technology for Teachers: Wikia Maps - Create Online Maps on Almost Any Image | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
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