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Puerto Rico (The United States of America): Agroecology as a Tool of Sovereignty and Resilience in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Source: Grassroots Country: Puerto Rico (The United States of America)
BY: HEATHER GIES | OCTOBER 29, 2018 Even before Hurricane Maria devastated the island back in September 2017, Puerto Rico already imported 85 percent of its food. Local farming declined decades ago amid U.S.-led industrialization on the island, following a shift away from diversified small-scale farms to plantation agriculture. An ailing economy, austerity, and the fact that 44 percent of Puerto Ricans lived below the poverty line

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