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Leila Trickey: Portrait of an urban farmer in Burnaby, BC

LielLeila Trickey grew up on a farm in Ontario. She spent her childhood roaming wide open spaces. Decades later, she runs an urban farm with her partner in Burnaby’s Big Bend area.

Everything grows well in our garden, because it used to be a chicken farm, so the soil is really rich from the chicken poo.

By Jennifer Moreau
Burnaby Now
March 10, 2016

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You could say farming is in Leila Trickey’s genes. Her homesteader parents and five siblings lived on an Ontario farm, and her childhood was shaped by wide open spaces and fresh earth. When Trickey grew up, she moved to more urban pastures, but she still felt a nostalgia for the land.

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Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City passed a new provision to urbanise agriculture in the 2016-20 period, with adjustments to facilitate bank loan access of farmers and enterprises in the city

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The switch from traditional to urban farming in HCM City has yielded great success over the last five years, according to the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam News
Mar 5, 2016

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For the 2011-15 period, more than 3,700 farmer households and enterprises with feasible business plans received a loan interest subsidy from a city programme to implement their projects.

Speaking at a meeting in HCM City on Thursday, Tran Ngoc Ho, the department’s deputy director, said the projects had created jobs for 45,097 labourers and helped raise the average per capita income in rural areas to VND39.72 million (USVND37,897,250) per year, reducing the income gap between rural and urban areas.

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