Source: Rosario City Government https://www.rosario.gov.ar/web/ciudad/economia-solidaria/agricultura-urbana
|Name||Programa de Agricultura Urbana|
|Description||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.
|References, sources, contact person(s)||Programa de Agricoltura Urbana, Rosario Argentina. Sources: website; UCLG https://www.uclg-cisdp.org/sites/default/files/Rosario_2010_en_final.pdf|