Facing Severe Food Shortages, Venezuela Pushes Urban Gardens

Posted on Feb 17 2016 - 9:46am by UOG


Recently, Venezuela has declared a “food emergency”.  Because it is facing a shortage of bread, milk, and meat, along with other staples…the government has urged Venezuelans to help feed themselves by growing food in their own urban gardens. They’ve also encouraged keeping chickens, even in urban areas.

Josefina Requena is one citizen who has heeded the call. “Cucumbers, green pepper, passion fruit and other produce grow in the front yard of her home in a slum in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital. She also has a chicken coop.”

Read more about the new Urban Gardening trend happening right now in Venezuela