"It is hard to portray just how bad in the situation in Venezuela has become. Schools are closed, hardly anybody is working, and food shortages are endemic. Food riots and attacks on food stores are taking place all over the country. The government has set up committees to distribute food, but many complain that the bulk of the food is going only to government supporters. Some 80 percent of normal food supplies have disappeared from retail stores, and many are facing starvation. The government has no real plan to deal with the crisis which can only get worse". http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-06-20/peak-oil-review-june-20-2016 This grim snippit of news from Resilience doesn't seem to mention the success of grass-roots permaculture. So where are they? I'm guessing anybody involved in growing their own food is not advertising at the moment - but it would be nice to know that they are there, somewhere, and that despite a failing government, their immediate needs are met, and connections with neighbours and their community provide some security and resilience, even if not as much as before? Perhaps those doing permaculture in the city are ruined from theft; perhaps those in the countryside are doing fine, whether they are doing permaculture of not. I didn't find much searching for info. A short article lamenting how much of the population was reliant on government handouts. https://mainstreampermaculture.com/category/venezuela/ Anyway, many questions, few answers. If anyone has any insider info, it'd be great to hear of it. When collapse comes, is this what it's going to look like? Or perhaps things are different over there.