[act-ma] 03/29 Conversation: Urban Agriculture 100-day plan in Venezuela

omar sierra omarsierra.ven at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 12:56:00 PDT 2016


Join us for a conversation with Yurani Godoy, a Venezuelan agronomic
engineer, former viceminister of agriculture and a researcher in the
Institute of Advanced Studies, adscript to the Ministry of
Science,Technology and Superior Education (http://www.idea.gob.ve/).
Yurani is also a PhD candidate in Sustainable Development at Simon
Bolivar University in Caracas.

Yurani's area of expertise is sustainable agriculture, and she is
collaborating with the 100-day Urban Agriculture plan that was kicked
off on February 28, 2016 by the Venezuelan national government.

The plan began with the sowing of 1,200 hectares with 13 different
crops, and at the close of 100 days, the plan is to have expanded
cultivation to 12,000 hectares in order to meet 20% of the consumer
demand in the eight participating cities. It is estimated that it will
be possible to produce 30,000 tons of food with the help of various
organized communities such as the communes, communal councils and
eco-socialist brigades.

When &where:

Tuesday March 29th at 6pm,
Consulate General of Venezuela
545 Boylston, suite 301, Boston 02116

NOTE:Space is limited, please Reserve by email
(events.venezuelan.consulate at gmail.com) not later than Tuesday March
29th 3:00PM


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