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A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER AND POVERTY

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Our beneficiaries will:

  • Practice urban farming in a resource-efficient manner.

  • Integrate with local food systems and supply chains.

  • Reclaim and optimize urban public spaces. 

  • Increase household food security and improve community well being. 

  • Develop entrepreneurial skills and savings and investment capabilities.

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Solutions for the Impoverished Urban Population

  • Urban areas can benefit from promoting gardening solutions.

  • Gardening in Nairobi is a form of small scale subsistence farming. Most of these farmers are women, who bear much of the responsibility for feeding their families.  Most urban gardens are small plots growing staple foods like maize, sukuma and spinach.

  • The urban agricultural form of gardening in a sack has been shown to increase food availability. Residents of Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum, have adopted sack gardening. In 2008, Solidarities International, a French non-governmental organization, promoted this form of urban agriculture, distributing seedlings and offering technical advice.  Participants reported they were less likely to skip meals.

  • In Kibera, locally grown vegetables are also sold to kiosk vendors with part of the proceeds set aside to maintain gardens.

  • Urban farms have social benefits as well. When cultivated in shared spaces like community gardens, these farms provide green spaces which increase the well being of city residents.

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Legislative Reforms in Favor of Urban Agriculture

  • Legislation permitting urban agriculture has been adopted in many cities around the world.

  • In 2015, the Nairobi City Council legalized urban farming with the Urban Agriculture Regulation and Promotion Act, which was intended to support residents of high density and informal settlements.  The reforms allow for the use of public land for community gardens. 

  • Many community gardeners are unaware of the legalization act and its provisions.

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SLUM SCHOOL WITH FLOURISHING GARDENS

Olympic Secondary School in the heart of the sprawling Kibera slums in Nairobi is a garden of greens. Greenhouses, potted vegetables and sukuma wiki planted in the open field enrich its landscape

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