Rosario – Programa de Agricoltura Urbana

Source: Rosario City Government https://www.rosario.gov.ar/web/ciudad/economia-solidaria/agricultura-urbana
Location Rosario
Name Programa de Agricultura Urbana
Community Level City
Sector Urban agriculture
Year of beginning 2002
Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association) Public administration with the help of existing NGO and community initiatives
Object Beginning in 2002, the Programa de Agricultura Urbana institutionalized, built upon and expanded some already existing initiatives of urban agriculture on unused plots of land. The policy planned to support families and community members in situation of increasing poverty through the allocation of land to be used for urban farming.   The municipality organized the plan in six districts, appointing a technical coordinator and two local support staff in each of them with knowledge of agriculture or gardening in order to assisting the huerteros (the persons tending the huertas). The residents involved have created more than 700 community farms. The food produced is either consumed by the farmers or sold at the farmers markets every week.

This policy helped foster a community spirit and contributed to the socio-economic upheaval of many families in Rosario that were suffering after the 2001 crisis.

Field Urban
Source Programa de Agricoltura Urbana, Rosario Argentina. Sources: website; UCLG https://www.uclg-cisdp.org/sites/default/files/Rosario_2010_en_final.pdf
Website https://www.rosario.gov.ar/web/ciudad/economia-solidaria/agricultura-urbana

 

 

 

 

 

Location Rosario
Name Programa de Agricultura Urbana
Community Level City
Sector Urban agriculture
Year of beginning 2002
Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association) Public administration with the help of existing NGO and community initiatives
Object Beginning in 2002, the Programa de Agricultura Urbana institutionalized, built upon and expanded some already existing initiatives of urban agriculture on unused plots of land. The policy planned to support families and community members in situation of increasing poverty through the allocation of land to be used for urban farming.   The municipality organized the plan in six districts, appointing a technical coordinator and two local support staff in each of them with knowledge of agriculture or gardening in order to assisting the huerteros (the persons tending the huertas). The residents involved have created more than 700 community farms. The food produced is either consumed by the farmers or sold at the farmers markets every week.

This policy helped foster a community spirit and contributed to the socio-economic upheaval of many families in Rosario that were suffering after the 2001 crisis.

Field Urban
Source Programa de Agricoltura Urbana, Rosario Argentina. Sources: website; UCLG https://www.uclg-cisdp.org/sites/default/files/Rosario_2010_en_final.pdf
Website https://www.rosario.gov.ar/web/ciudad/economia-solidaria/agricultura-urbana

Rosario, Argentina




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