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Photos: Brazilian farmers hatch a plan to send healthy food to the favelas
by Patricia Monteiro
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24 May 2020
On 24 May 2020 NPR (National Public Radio) reported:
Small organic food producers like Rafael Duckur, mostly rely on the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model, selling directly to consumers on a small scale. The pandemic has meant the loss of some business -- sales to public schools and restaurants, for instance -- but their customer base is solid. Unsold produce goes to waste, however, as a matter of course. Duckur wants to bring that surplus to those who need it, while supporting his fellow growers. So in mid-March, as Duckur put out a call on Instagram for help creating boxes of free food and finding those who needed them most. 'We, organic producers, know the healing power of good food,' he wrote.
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Flavia Altenfelder, an organic farmer in a neighboring town, saw the post and reached out to Duckur. Together, they started Pertim, a network of farmers working to help families in the favelas in need of food -- and to provide support for local agriculture. ... Since launching Pertim, Duckur and Altenfelder have helped three other groups form.
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