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Food production and ecosystem management - Methodology and Training Materials
Among Central American countries, Nicaragua has made the firmest commitment to urban and peri-urban agriculture. The expansion of Upa is a key strategy in its national development plan for 2012-2016, and a recently launched government programme aims at establishing 250 000 home gardens in cities around the country. By recent...
Nicaragua (Latin America and the Caribbean)
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food production and ecosystem management - Methodology and Training Materials
In April 2000, Ecuador’s political and economic capital hosted a meeting of local government representatives from nine countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The outcome was the landmark Quito Declaration, the first to call on the region’s cities “to embrace urban agriculture” as a means of reducing poverty, food insecurity...
Ecuador (Latin America and the Caribbean)
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food production and ecosystem management - Methodology and Training Materials
Rising at an altitude of 5 200 m in the Peruvian Andes, the River Rímac carves a path of 200 km down to the coastal desert, through the city of Lima and into the Pacific Ocean. The Rímac is the lifeline of Lima’s water supply, providing most of the drinking...
Peru (Latin America and the Caribbean)
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food production and ecosystem management - Methodology and Training Materials
Thirty years ago, El Alto was a dormitory suburb, inhabited by mining families and migrants from rural areas, on the plateau that lies at an altitude of 4 000 m above the city of La Paz. Since then, its population has almost tripled, from 300 000 to 890 000. Today,...
Bolivia (Latin America and the Caribbean)
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Food production and ecosystem management - Methodology and Training Materials
Brazil has become the international benchmark for measuring national commitment to food security. Its Zero Hunger programme, launched in 2003, made eradicating hunger and fighting poverty key objectives on the domestic agenda. The government adopted a national food security and nutrition policy that recognizes the inalienable right of all citizens...
Brazil (Latin America and the Caribbean)
2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)