[act-ma] 08/11 Venezuela: Urban Agriculture and Community Empowerment

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Aug 5 10:47:19 PDT 2012

The Venezuelan Urban Agriculture Program started in 2009 with about  
200 productive units; this year it reached 22,000 units, producing  
more than 20,000 tons of organic food per cycle.   Government support  
and a network of grassroots organizations are the backbone of this  

Martha Bolivar is the architect of this initiative. She is the  
president of CIARA (Foundation for the Training and Innovation to  
Support the Agrarian Revolution),  a division of the Venezuelan  
Ministry of Land and Agriculture which promote innovative and  
environmentally sustainable initiatives to support the growth of the  
agricultural sector (rural, peri-urban and urban) and aquaculture.

Come to to a conversation with Martha at Casa El Salvador,
46 Bennington St., East Boston, MA
Saturday September 11th, 7:30pm
Take Blue Line to Airport Station
Free admission
Sponsored by the Consulate of Venezuela
Venezuelan food and soft drinks will be served.
Information: Info.venezuela.event at gmail.com
617-2669368 ext 201

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