Rio community gardens "putting food on people's table" on World Food Day

17 October 2019
2019-10-17 14:03

Residents of low income neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro were tilling soil, planting seeds and harvesting crops in order to provide food for themselves and their communities on World Food Day this Tuesday.

But, they said they are not just contributing to the food security of their communities on World Food Day. they also work every day to provide fresh organic produce to locals through a program called "Carioca Gardens."  Rio de Janeiro's municipal secretary for the environment said produce from the gardens is going into communities where some people lack daily dietary minimums, so it's a program of food security, environmental education, and it also has an urban and landscape impact on the community that helps everyone in it. World Food Day is celebrated every October 16th to commemorate the date of the founding in 1945 of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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