29 Nov '11, 6pm

The constant gardeners

The constant gardeners

, the United Nations organization charged with promoting sustainable towns and cities, released a report titled Cities and Climate Change , in which it called for the mainstreaming of "urban agriculture in global climate change and food security agendas." And these days, thanks largely to the work of organizations like Urban Harvest, Mazingira, and IWMI, governments across Africa are putting in place policies that encourage farming and resource recovery in their cities. Kenya's 2009 national land policy has a section devoted to urban agriculture (which Njenga helped to write), and a draft of the country's first-ever national policy focused on city farming and animal husbandry is currently under review. Last year Ghana passed the continent's first national irrigation policy, which encourages the safe practices for wastewater irrigation that Amoah had told us about, and in t...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/st...

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