Sustainable Food Production for a Resilient Rosario distinguished itself based on this cycle's theme of inclusive cities for a changing climate, through its holistic approach to urban agriculture.
Launched in the wake of the Argentinian economic crisis of 2001, Rosario’s flagship urban and peri-urban agriculture program was designed to improve food security and nutrition for low-income residents by strategically repurposing public land and private peri-urban spaces. In addition to reducing food insecurity, the program has improved resilience to extreme climate events and reduced carbon emissions via more compact food supply chains.
Today, more than 2,400 families have their own gardens and practice environmentally sustainable agriculture.
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2020-2021 AWARDS CEREMONY