The Mantaro Valley in central Peru is home to more than half a million people whose livelihoods depend on agricultural activities. Most vegetables and grains consumed in Lima are produced in the valley through rain-fed small-scale agriculture.
About 75% of the Latin American population now lives in urban areas. Since 1986 urban poverty has been on the increase and there are more urban than rural poor, a trend that is already affecting food security and availability.
Improving the Nutrition and Health of CARICOM Populations : final technical report (March 2011 - August 2014)
Farmers were equipped with technologies to enhance agricultural productivity and diversity to meet the produce needs for healthy lunch meals towards reducing childhood obesity. Technologies introduced and strengthened by the project in St.Published dateSunday, November 2, 2014 - 04:00