Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening

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Individuals in poor communities are trained and supported to tackle hunger and environmental degradation by growing and replicating organic vegetable gardens with indigenous floral windbreaks & herbs

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project targets individuals (mostly unemployed women) living in South Africa's poverty-stricken Cape Flats townships. People living in the densely populated Cape Flats experience high unemployment (50-90%), hunger, environmental degradation, lack of education and skills, a high HIV/AIDS infection rate and limited resources.

How will this project solve this problem?

Activities include urban agriculture and horticulture training, resource distribution, implementation of gardens, follow-up training and support.

Potential Long Term Impact

Hunger, unemployment and environmental degradation are visibly reduced as individuals establish sustainable vegetable and indigenous gardens.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £32,557
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £0
Total Funding Goal: £31,241

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Rob Small

Resource Mobilisation Leader and Board Secretary
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

Where is this project located?

Map of Capacity Building: Urban Farming and Gardening