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Agriculture Urbaine Et Périurbaine Pour La Sécurité Alimentaire En Afrique De L’ouest. Le Cas Des Micro-Jardins Dans La Municipalité De Dakar

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Phd Thesis in French – Abstract in English

By Tommaso Sposito
Defence date: 17-Dec-2010
University/Publisher Università degli Studi di Milano
The author wrote his PhD thesis about UPA in West Africa in French. His focus was on Cotonou (Benin) and Dakar, especially the micro garden project(s) in Dakar. He has followed micro garden development since 2005.

Abstract:

In the context of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture (UPA) micro-gardens, a simplified version of hydroponics, represent an interesting opportunity for producers, because they are characterized by a high efficiency in the use of water (2-3 l/m2/per day) and by a great spatial versatility. Moreover the vegetables grown through this technique are of high quality, because quality water and no chemical pesticide are used. These characteristics improve the poorest families’ access to horticultural products, they contribute to diet diversification of poor (and also non poor) families and thanks to surplus selling they answer the need to create an extra source of income.

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Old allotment photo sparks discussion

oldallotAn allotment garden in the heart of Shields, England town centre. Click photo for larger file.

This is a time of year – harvest festival, chillier weather that demands soup – when the produce of the English garden comes into own.

The Shields Gazette
Oct 8, 2013

Excerpt:

By the end of the First World War, the number had swelled to more than 1,500,000 allotments across the UK. Allotment gardens occupied what is now the seaward end of Mowbray Road in Shields at this time, and the eventual expansion of Westoe Colliery would consume others that once lay between the pit and the Dragon/Bents Park. It’s to that era that I suspect this picture belongs.

It’s another from reader Margaret Garvock, who loaned those of what we now know was the Earl Grey pub in Commercial Road in the town, seen just before the Great War.

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Allotment Gardening

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By Bridgette Saunders
The Crowood Press
Oct 2009 – 176 Pages

With modern houses tending to have smaller gardens and many old houses with larger gardens being divided into flats, allotment gardening is becoming increasingly popular. Allotments also provide a haven in which to relax, meet friends and exchange produce and tips, as well as growing fruit, vegetables and flowers.

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