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.
|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
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