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Edmonton, Alberta orders sheep farmer to get the flock out of the city

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Sheep farmer David Koch shows the city’s order to get rid of his sheep by Sept. 20 or face fines of $500 per animal. (Zoe Todd/CBC)

David Koch faces $25,000 in fines if he doesn’t clear out flock by Sept. 20

CBC News
Aug 06, 2015

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The city has long since swallowed up Koch’s 3.5-acre hobby farm between Ellerslie Road and Anthony Henday Drive, west of 99th Street.

Though the acreage looks as rural as many beyond the city outskirts, it is no longer zoned for agricultural use. So more than two decades after Koch started his farm with a pair of animals, his flock of 50 sheep now faces eviction.

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August 16, 2015   Comments Off on Edmonton, Alberta orders sheep farmer to get the flock out of the city

Liberia: European Union Pledges Support For Urban Agriculture

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The urban agriculture project has been undertaken in cities like Monrovia, Tubmanburg and Gbarnga to enhance food production locally.

By Cholo Brook
GNN Liberia
08/06/2015

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The Head of the European Union Delegation to Liberia, Tiina Intelmann, has pledged the EU’s support in improving urban agriculture to strengthen food security in the country.

She noted that the EU is in Liberia to help improve the livelihood of the Liberian people through several activities, including agriculture, and noted that it was critical for Liberians to produce rice, rather than depend on imports from other countries.

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