Organic Urban Agriculture in Ecuador - UVA/NCSU

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This project aims to build greenhouses for schools outside Quito, Ecuador to promote student nutrition and bring in additional income for the community.

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Today, 26% of Ecuador's children under five suffer from malnourishment. Since 2000, the cost of food in Ecuador increased dramatically and created a dependency on foreign food sources-- for instance, it’s cheaper to buy a Peruvian potato than to produce one locally. As a result, the urban poor have limited access to one of the most basic human needs: food.


By planting orchards, building greenhouses and wormeries, buying seedlings, and training local people in workshops, we can enable people in marginalized communities to provide for themselves--without creating a debilitating cycle of aid dependency.

Long-Term Impact

Levels of malnourishment will diminish in the long run. The school will also be able to sell any surplus they produce to generate additional income. An additional source of income for the school means improved nutrition and education for the students


Our partnering NGO, Triple Salto
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Nourish International - University of Virigina

Organization Information

Nourish International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Nourish International
Haley Adams
Project Leader:
Haley Adams
Charlottesville, VA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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