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Reference : V-P-PY-E-00162
Date : 07/2016
Country/Region : PARAGUAY
Caption : Concepción, Nueva Esperanza. The ICRC, in cooperation with the Paraguayan Red Cross, provides materials to develop family-allotments.
Photographer : VERA, Luis
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The program provides tools, seed and training in crop management. It also furnishes the expensive wire, fabric and netting needed to create partial shade. In return, the families have to till the plots, fence off the allotments and do the actual gardening. ICRC delegate José Delgado stresses that this helps unite communities, makes them more resilient and gives them greater faith in their own ability to tackle everyday problems.
He explains that the communities themselves had seen the need for family allotments, as a vegetable plot provided a whole range of benefits. For these families, being able to grow their own food throughout the year has improved their economic situation.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3840x5760
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour