São Paulo, a superlative metropolis, boasting impressive numbers revealing of its grandeur, riches, and differences too. A city that together with other 38 municipalities forms the so-called Greater São Paulo, awarding it the title of the world’s fourth largest conurbation, with 19 million inhabitants, while São Paulo city alone is home to eleven million people.
It is within this human context that we lead our daily lives, embedded in a landscape of contrasts, where wealth and poverty coexist. This is the reality and the divide that Organization Cities Without Hunger, through its Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens Project, struggles to overcome by endeavoring to reduce the food and nutritional insecurity of socially vulnerable communities.
Reducing hunger and joblessness by means of urban agriculture and fruit and vegetable gardens is an important contribution to the future of our cities’ sustainability. Such is the mission we set out on, and your participation and engagement play a critical role in this compelling story of responsibility and citizenship.