2015-COPEMA

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Project Description

The poorest neighborhoods on the periphery of Fortaleza lack access to a healthful food supply due to poverty and exclusion. Comunidade Organizada para Preservação e Recuperação do Meio Ambiente (COPEMA) develops a network of community gardens on uncultivated public- and privately owned land that supports community nutrition and health and generates income for unemployed women. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. COPEMA’s activities promote urban agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Comunidade Organizada para Preservação e Recuperação do Meio Ambiente
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Urban agriculture in Fortaleza: food and healthy living in periphery neighborhoods Brazil 2015 – 2018 $140,000 $112,800 240 individuals 1,000 individuals agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development

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