Urban gardening helps Venezuelans cope with food crisis

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Residents of Venezuela are being encouraged to grow their own food. The oil-rich country declared a “food emergency” as a result of its economic troubles. Food shortages have been widespread throughout the nation.

President Nicolas Maduro has urged Venezuelans to grow fruit, vegetables and even raise chickens on their balconies or in their garden as a way to ease their hunger and help nourish themselves.

The home grown foods also help reduce living expenses.

Take a look at some of these images of city farming in Venezuela.

Urban gardening helps Venezuelans cope with food crisis

Urban gardening helps Venezuelans cope with food crisis

Residents of Venezuela are being encouraged to grow their own food. The oil-rich country declared a “food emergency” as a result of its economic troubles. Food shortages have been widespread throughout the nation. President Nicolas Maduro has urged Venezuelans to grow fruit, vegetables and even raise chickens on their balconies or in their garden as a way to ease their hunger and help nourish themselves. The home-grown foods also help reduce living expenses. Take a look at some of these images of city farming in Venezuela.