The Growing Connection Project (TGC)

The Growing Connection Project (TGC), was developed by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. TGC works with young people, women’s groups, schools and community and urban farmers to develop highly productive vegetable gardens.

The project is designed to fight chronic malnutrition, whether it be obesity or undernourishment, by providing people access to, and in many cases the re-introduction of, fresh healthy foods.

To overcome the many challenges people face when growing food and the other institutional barriers that contribute to malnutrition The Growing Connection connects its participants via Internet to share their results, lessons and lives through email, live web casts and blogs. Each participant becomes part of the solution.

To read more about the project click here.

Contact:

Robert Patterson
202-653-2438
robert.patterson@fao.org

Amy McMillen
202-653-2458
amy.mcmillen@fao.org

last updated:  Thursday, March 18, 2010