Food Sovereignty and Nutritional Security demands to promote the Urban Farm

Florida, Mar 7.- Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture stands up today, more than ever, as an alternative to face the already disrespectful and overwhelming increase in the prices of agricultural products, but also for exercise, and why not ?, of that pleasure that, according to José Martí, is felt when the fruit of one’s own work is achieved in a healthy way and in direct contact with the earth.

If the numbers do not lie, in the capital city of the municipality of Florida and in its peripheral communities there are more than 1,800 productive patios, a figure that, in the opinion of this commentator, could be much higher if we go beyond technicalities and restrictive criteria. of the Urban Farm.

Fostering this way of obtaining food, vegetables and fruits, promoting it, supporting it, leading it, rewarding it and training it, constitutes an essential mission to mobilize the people in support of the agri-food plan in Florida.

It is up to the Government and the Directorate of Agriculture, together with the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution and their structures, to work much more on the movement of yards and plots so that this is not just a cold component of reports and accountability, but that necessary alternative to obtain food in the current moments.

I wonder then, what is needed to implement an emulative system between neighborhoods, communities or popular councils with the aim of motivating the planting of food through Urban Agriculture, highlighting the best individuals and groups, and recognizing them both with a diploma and with other resources available in the hands of the governing bodies?

Interest in getting closer to the land does not grow spontaneously like weeds, it must be stimulated, visualized and given the value it demands in the current situation the country is experiencing, in search of each family or home with available space having his vegetable garden, vegetables and condiments for domestic consumption and to share the surplus with the rest of the neighbors.

That is also called Food Sovereignty and Nutritional Security.

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Licenciado en estudios Socioculturales de la Universidad de Camagüey. Diplomado en Periodismo. Labora como periodista en Radio Florida atendiendo sectores como Salud Pública, la Asociación Nacional de Agricultores Pequeños, Trabajo y Seguridad Social, entre otros. Contactos: Twitter: @SanPPZeta Facebook: Pedro Pablo Sáez

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