El Molino will work with 5 groups on organic farms in shared spaces, rooftops, balconies and gardens. They will build plant-beds, irrigation systems and compost units to grow food for 644 people.
They work in 5 large settlements in the southern area of Mexico City where poverty is predominant. People are earning less than the minimum wage. Poverty has increased as a result of NAFTA free trade. Since last year the price of food and fuel has been increased daily and people are finding it hard to have affordable and reliable sources of food. This project will provide fresh food to approximately 644 people.
Provide training on organic farming to improve the nutritional quality of food. Develop the garden equipment by building plant beds, irrigation systems and compost units and join with other groups producing organic vegetables selling excess produce.
The goal is to encourage more and more families to have an organic plot of land that increases food security and nutrition amongst communities in Mexico City that have limited resources.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).