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One Palestinian man’s mission to make urban agriculture more sustainable

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This video was produced, filmed and edited by Yasser Abu Wazna, a freelance filmmaker based in the Palestinian Territory.

He produces approximately 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds) of food — enough to feed 30 people.

By Todd Reubold
Ensia
Nov 22, 2016
(Must see. Mike.)

Around the world, urban agriculture is playing a role in feeding a growing global population from mid-America to the Middle East. This video introduces Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine along the Mediterranean Coast.

Abu Nasser has created a 200-square-meter (2,153-square-feet) micro-farm using a hydroponic system and homemade organic pest-control solutions consisting of garlic, pepper, soap and more. Each year, he produces approximately 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds) of food — enough to feed 30 people. Perhaps more important, though, his urban farm may be a model for others hoping to grow food sustainably at smaller scales.

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