Growing Little by Little

Many would argue it an impossible task; changing the farmer to consumer cycle in such a way that effectively feed the poor, create employment and reduce the impact on climate change. Yet from within Cape Town’s poorest areas, a farming revolution is underway. There is no one in sight except for older women hunched over well-maintained rows of healthy looking vegetable plants at the Siyazama Community Allotment Garden Association in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The protection afforded by the food tents, which cushion plants from the harsh elements, helps farmers to reduce the impact of inclement weather on their crops. They could, in the future, in other contexts across the region, help mitigate the effects of climate change and water shortages. Read more here.
Kwanele Sosibo

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