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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. 



A.P.R.: It's important to give the impoverished residents of the favelas a resource that can feed them as well as provide a modest secondary income stream. Also of importance is that they are educating these urban farmers in the methods of organic production - in a dense urban sprawl like the favelas, the last thing you'd want to do is poullute the already meager supply of clean water with potentially carcinogenic pesticides.


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



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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

Tiphaine Graton's curator insight, October 12, 2016 3:54 AM
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Great map showing interactive view of Surnames (last names) in London, with origins and cultural background.


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