At this year’s Youth Global Forum, an entirely new prize aiming at for-profit projects got introduced. It was created especially for Mr Jose A. Molinelli Gonzalez (Puerto Rico) and his Urban Hanging Gardens Initiative (UHGI). The Prize was awarded by Mr Vladimir Yakunin and contained a 7500€ investment into the project, which is aiming at creating a sustainable model of Urban agricultural investment in Puerto Rica, that can rehabilitate abandoned urban spaces after Hurricane Maria. It wants to provide local farmers with an inexpensive alternative to produce and sell their products. Furthermore, this project aims to locate farmers near their urban markets.
Interview was conducted by Berenike Vollmer.