01 May '11, 8pm

Slow Food's 1,000 Sustainable Gardens for Africa: A school garden in Uganda. Photo: Slow Food. One thousand gar...

In Uganda, most of the food that makes up the daily diet is imported. The country's soil is rapidly losing fertility, local varieties are disappearing, young people are abandoning the countryside and contempt for farming work is widespread (schoolchildren are often sent to work in the fields as punishment for bad behavior). In this context, a project was launched in 17 schools , with a total of 620 students, to improve young people's relationship with agriculture and help ensure food security for local communities. Through experience in the garden and classroom lessons, the students learn how to recognize and cultivate local fruits and vegetables , which are then cooked for school meals. Any surplus is sold at markets to support the project.

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