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Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina

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RIVAS, Irma S. Environmental management of the territorial planning for the district of Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2010, vol.66, n.4, pp. 535-543. ISSN 0004-4822.

Periurban Farming has become a relevant issue for the territorial planning because it involves matters that affect not only the present use of land but also its projection in the future such as sustainability, food security and poverty. The periurban areas with a strong potential of growth confront problematic subjects such as urban sustainability and food security for the population. Florencio Varela, one of the districts in the second ring of the Metropolitan Area Buenos Aires, has 65% of its area corresponding to rural soil. This is a key feature to help accomplish a project that seeks the consolidation of Florencio Varela as a periurban farming district in the "green belt" of Buenos Aires. The current document promotes the production of organic food in the rural area of Florencio Varela in order to generate occupation and labour capability. Moreover, through the implementation of a Cooperative Market, it tends to favour the sustainable development of the district with products that supply the local food requirements and safety. The project takes into account superficial geological soils, and the particular socioeconomic structure of AMBA in order to achieve sustainability to the periurban farms of the district of Florencio Varela. The social, environmental and economic object is to work out the following themes: 1) Restitution of deep soil removed areas through "composts" produced in the garbage dumps of the area; 2) Work capability to local unemployed population in order to reinsert them in the social range, 3) Improvement of food quality and security for the population, and 4) Control over the arbitrary growth of the urban surface of the Metropolitan Area Buenos Aires.

Palabras clave : Environmental management; Periurban farming; Planning.

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