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Food and Agriculture Organisation's Regional Office for Lattin America and Carribean

Areas they work: The Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture (UPA) activities carried out since 1992 by FAO’s Regional Office Plant Production Programme, tend to generate and systematize expertise and knowledge which will contribute in the design of strategies, policies and programmes of urban and peri-urban agriculture for the food and nutritional security, as a tool for poverty alleviation generating sources of employment and income. The activities have been centered in the dissemination of adequate technologies for horticultural crops under controlled conditions including the design of simplified methods of family hydroponics production and small-medium enterprises, the dissemination of concepts on UPA, training courses, the development of adequate technologies and the start-up of experiences and projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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