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The UN Food Gardens Initiative Is Organizing A Showcase Of Small Scale Urban Agriculture Initiatives

The deadline for submissions for Feed Your City has been extended until 1 October 2017

By United Nations Food Gardens
Elena de Jesús, NGO Branch
Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination | Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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The UN Food Gardens Initiative, in partnership with UN-Habitat, is organizing a showcase of small scale urban agriculture initiatives in the Americas in order to share experiences, raise awareness about urban agriculture in the region, and incentivize policy action in support of this important activity in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 15 (Life on Land) and in the context of the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III conference.

The open call for experiences is open to community associations and civil society, NGOs, academic institutions and other grassroots organizations that have worked from the ground up to introduce food production in urban areas and transform their communities. The projects will be featured on the UN Food Gardens website and three projects will be chosen to receive special recognition for the impact they have had on their communities and their steps they have taken to ensure their sustainability. The open call will culminate in a celebration in the UN Food Gardens.

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