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Philippines: Department of Agriculture to turn military idle lands into vegetable farms

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New logo of the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines.

She added that it will also showcase small-scale food production model in camps for the households and communities to replicate, purposely to promote family food security.

By Philippine News Agency
Manila Bulletin
Feb 6, 2017

Excerpt:

“We will teach our military men the technologies on vegetable production and also showcase their farm to encourage neighboring communities to go into vegetable farming,” Oñate said.

Representatives from various Infantry Battalions (IB) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Davao region already participated in the orientation and hands-on training on vegetable production conducted by the DA-11.

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India: Urban Planner Based in Bhubaneswar Encourages Agriculture In Cities

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Bhubaneswar is India’s temple city. Bhubaneswar literary means the land of Shiva. Gauda King Sashanka, who was a staunch follower of Lord Shiva, had built the first temple at Bhubaneswar (Ekamra Kshetra) in the 7th century AD.

India has a massive population of 1.3 billion, second only to China, and one-fifth of people in the country live in poverty. They need to be fed one way or the other. Urban farming is the answer to this need.

By Piyush Ranjan Rout
Orissa Post
Feb 7, 2017

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In the past few years Bhubaneswar has witnessed a heightened interest in urban agriculture. It is being bolstered by new approaches to urban planning and development that emphasise diffused, informal, community-based initiatives, open space, green space and soft-edge interventions in place of a centralised master plan that ignores urban farming.

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University of Arizona: Urban agriculture: feeding the future

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Video Interviews

Directed and edited by Logan Nagel
Interviews conducted by Chandler Donald
Videography by Aiden Vens
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Feb 4, 2017

University of Arizona – Tucson – Spring 2017. In light of a campus-wide rooftop garden design competition, we spoke with a number of experts about their thoughts on landscape architecture, growing food, and nature in cities.

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