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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, 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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North Koreans dance in the streets after successful rocket launch

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North Koreans danced in the streets of their capital Wednesday after the regime of young leader Kim Jong-un successfully fired a long-range rocket, defying international warnings and taking a big step forward in its quest to develop a...
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Ikea monkey Darwin took shine to me, owner says

Ikea monkey Darwin took shine to me, owner says | World issues | Scoop.it
Yasmin Nakhuda says it was a babysitting job that turned into a “fatal attraction” for the monkey, according to the lawyer.
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'Greece faces civil war if it can't face bankruptcy'

Anger and violence have spilled over onto the streets of Athens - with police using tear gas and water cannon against Greeks protesting draconian new budget ...
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Margin of error: Two candidates, two journeys, one race of lost dreams - CNN.com

Margin of error: Two candidates, two journeys, one race of lost dreams - CNN.com | World issues | Scoop.it
When the race is done, the balloons have wilted, and the confetti has been swept up, Campaign 2012 may be marked more by its failures than its triumphs.
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Second Obama term would confront fiscal crisis before inauguration - CNN.com

Second Obama term would confront fiscal crisis before inauguration - CNN.com | World issues | Scoop.it
Political rallies reflect a bitter mood in the political class that will make governing hard no matter who wins on Election Day.
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Barack Obama has earned a second term as U.S. president

Barack Obama has earned a second term as U.S. president | World issues | Scoop.it
American voters face a stark choice on Tuesday between Barack Obama’s vision of activist government and Mitt Romney’s downsizing.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake man finds 1945 letter stashed in house — then finds its writer

Niagara-on-the-Lake man finds 1945 letter stashed in house — then finds its writer | World issues | Scoop.it
While renovating his Niagara-on-the-Lake home, Jens Ramputh found a letter written in 1945 by Bible student Liese Wiebe.
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Cuban soccer defector starts over in Canada | Soccer | CBC Sports

Cuban soccer defector starts over in Canada | Soccer | CBC Sports | World issues | Scoop.it
When Reisanndri Fernandez left Havana with the Cuban national soccer team on Oct. 10, he told no one of his plans to defect. Not even his family.
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Joe Schlesinger: A little patience, please, for the Arab Spring - World - CBC News

Today's world is faced with a puzzling question, Joe Schlesinger says. How could so much promise in so many places — from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Arab Spring — have gone so awry so quickly?
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Giant eyeball found on Florida beach may be from squid - CBC News

Giant eyeball found on Florida beach may be from squid - CBC News | World issues | Scoop.it
A giant eyeball found on a Florida beach this week could belong to a deep sea squid or a large swordfish, says an assistant biology professor at Florida International University in Miami.
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Pearson Airport fights birds the natural way — with birds

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Toronto site is one of just a few North American airports that employ raptors to keep their airspace safe.
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Why European Union does not deserve Nobel Peace Prize and Bradley Manning does

Why European Union does not deserve Nobel Peace Prize and Bradley Manning does | World issues | Scoop.it
Stop the War Coalition (RT @STWuk: Why EU does not deserve #Nobel Peace Prize but Bradley #Manning does: ask Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria: http://t.co/7v4lSEF6...)...
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Backpack Program puts spotlight on hunger problem - Hometownlife.com

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Backpack Program puts spotlight on hunger problemHometownlife.comAn Oct.
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Space cadet

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KIM JONG UN, the boyish leader of North Korea, is showing a flair for publicity stunts, albeit defiant and dangerous ones. On December 12th his tin-pot regime caught...
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He sent the first text message 20 years ago, and forever changed the world

He sent the first text message 20 years ago, and forever changed the world | World issues | Scoop.it
Neil Papworth, now of Montreal, sent the first text message in history – ‘Merry Christmas’ – on Dec. 3, 1992.
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U.S. election: Donald Trump's Twitter freakout and the best jokes in response

U.S. election: Donald Trump's Twitter freakout and the best jokes in response | World issues | Scoop.it
Donald Trump tweeted his outrage about Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. election, which sparked lots of sarcastic jokes. Here are the funniest.
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A Romney presidency: 'Bringing people together' faces reality check - CNN.com

A Romney presidency: 'Bringing people together' faces reality check - CNN.com | World issues | Scoop.it
During the course of his long run for the presidency, Mitt Romney has consistently presented himself to voters as a "turnaround" artist, or as his supporters have taken to calling him recently, a "Mr.
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U.S. election: All eyes on Wisconsin as Obama and Romney battle to the bitter end

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The pathway to the White House is swerving through America’s Dairyland.
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U.S. election: race could determine outcome

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Polls and breakdown of voter demographics show that on Tuesday, race could determine the outcome of a too-close-to-call poll.
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Gangnam Style Halloween house gains momentum on YouTube - CBC News

Gangnam Style Halloween house gains momentum on YouTube - CBC News | World issues | Scoop.it
The sounds of Korean rapper Psy's Gangnam Style song are being pumped from a house decorated for Halloween in Leesburg, Va., about 50 kilometres west of Washington D.C.
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A Romney-Biden White House? It's possible - World - CBC News

With the U.S. election as tight as it is, there's a theoretical, yet unlikely, scenario, in which the results could produce a President Mitt Romney and Vice-President Joe Biden administration.
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Four tons of African ivory caught in Hong Kong - CNN.com

Four tons of African ivory caught in Hong Kong - CNN.com | World issues | Scoop.it
Hong Kong authorities confiscated $26.7 million worth of ivory found in two shipping containers this week.
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Neil Macdonald: The voted-off-the-island presidential debate - World - CBC News

Tuesday night's Obama-Romney rematch, Neil Macdonald writes, is becoming more crucial by the hour. But don't expect facts to get in the way of a good psychodrama.
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Bruce Springsteen once again campaigns for Obama

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Bruce Springsteen had planned to stay out of the 2012 election, but the race is getting closer.
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Obama, Romney hunker down for debate prep - Detroit Free Press

Obama, Romney hunker down for debate prep - Detroit Free Press | World issues | Scoop.it
CBS NewsObama, Romney hunker down for debate prepDetroit Free PressPolitics/Election 2012 · Detroit · Wayne County · Oakland County · Macomb County · Metro Detroit · Michigan · Nation/World · Rochelle Riley · Eric Millikin · Lottery results ·...
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