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Louis Albert de Broglie, the Gardener Prince

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Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, wearing a vest from his own Le Prince Jardinier line. Photo by Beatriz da Costa.

“Land is being treated as a dead body. We should be using our land to re-create local economy, and to give families a chance to eat healthy foods.”

By Anna Watson Carl
Wall Street Journal
Oct. 10, 2013

Excerpt:

Friends also thought he was crazy, toiling away in his gardener’s hat, and they nicknamed him “Le Prince Jardinier” ( The Gardener Prince ). The name stuck. Soon he created a line of handmade gardening tools, clothing and furniture emblazoned with his nickname and embellished with a trowel and a straw hat. Originally carried by high-end stores like Bergdorf Goodman, today the line is sold at La Bourdaisière’s gardening boutique and on the ground floor of Deyrolle.

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Urban food sovereignty: Food, land and democracy in Kampala, Uganda

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Kitchen Garden Planted with Okra – Uganda.

This analysis is based upon a desk review of a wide range of materials including primary legal documents, field reports, and academic and non-academic literature as well as consultations with experts in the field of urban agriculture based at the University of Makerere.

By Christopher Yap
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit
Dpu Working Paper No. 157
September 2013

In urban centres across East Africa, the combination of the Global Food Crisis and unprecedented rates of urbanisation has resulted in chronic food insecurity for the urban poor. Urban agriculture is widely practiced across the region, particularly by low-income groups. The purpose of this paper is to consider how one response to the prevailing, inequitable world food system, Food Sovereignty, might be realised through urban agriculture and the ways that the realities of urban agriculture might be used to strengthen the Food Sovereignty Framework as it is currently conceived.

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