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Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Urban Farming Takes Root in Brazil’s Favelas 

NOVA IGUAÇU, Brazil, May 2, 2012 (IPS) - Women in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of this city 40 km north of Rio de Janeiro no longer have to spend money on vegetables, because they have learned to grow their own, as organic urban gardening takes off in Brazil.

The land here is not fertile, like it is in the hilly region of the state of Rio de Janeiro that supplies the city’s markets. And the climate is sometimes too hot for vegetables to grow without stress or pests.

But in the poor neighbourhood of Parque Genesiano da Luz in the city of Nova Iguaçu, local women can now proudly say they eat what they themselves have grown.

The women sell the rest of what they produce – 70 percent – through the Univerde cooperative they set up, which comprises 22 families who put five percent of what they earn back in, to run the cooperative. 

The urban farmers do not use chemicals. Both the fertilisers and pesticides they use are homemade and non-toxic. 

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