The financial and business hub of Brazil is to get US$5 million to help farmers on São Paulo’s perimeter sell organic produce in the mega city’s markets and restaurants.

The initiative could prevent many struggling farmers from selling their land to developers, which encourages further urban sprawl that covers farmland and can poison local water supplies.

This is good news because cities need to learn how to reconnect with their hinterlands, with food growing and become more reliant on local food.

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