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Luxembourg: Cows, pigs, sheep and goats are making their way to the city centre where an “urban farm” is being created

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Foto: Christophe Olinger.

Prime Minister attending: The aim of the event is to increase transparency and communication between producers and consumers, allowing people to ask questions and find out more about local agriculture.

Luxemburger Wort
Apr 1, 2017

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A number of animals will be there and activities have been lined up, including milking cows, agricultural workshops for children, a bouncy castle and pedalling tractors.

Market stalls sell regional products and other stands provide information about farming produce and wine.

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Korea: Former publisher teaches joys of urban farming

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Ahn Cheol-hwan, an urban farmer, smells the soil from his own farm. He says the smell is the bracing smell of life. [Kwon Hyuk-Jae]

The population of urban farmers is growing rapidly, from 1.5 million in 2014 to 2 million in 2017. In 2015, there were 74 ordinances to foster urban agriculture and there will be more now.

Korea Jngang Daily
Mar 31, 2017

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Ahn Cheol-hwan, 55, an urban farming pioneer and a chairman of the Onsunhawn Association, runs a farmer training school at the foot of Mount Gwanak in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi, for people who dream of urban agriculture. “After practicing, people will either farm in the city or return to a rural area,” Ahn said.

Is farming difficult?

I had polio when I was a baby, and became handicapped, so I need crutches and a wheelchair. However, disability is not an obstacle to farming. I crawled on the farm and made a special handcart for my tasks. It was difficult, but also enjoyable. Now I am a professional farmer.

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Zimbabwe: Thiefs Ruin Urban Farmers’ Hopes Of Bigger Yields

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“It is saddening to note that some people toil day in and day out and some uncultured people just come to steal. I urge the citizens to embrace the spirit of ubuntu and respect one’s property,” he said.

By Sibongile Moyo
Radio VOP
Bulawayo, March 31, 2017

Residents practising urban farming in some open city spaces around the city are dismayed by the continued theft of their green mealies at a time they were hoping to realise bigger harvests owing to good rains experienced past few months.

The urban farmers, among them the elderly citizens, orphaned offspring and the unemployed, also produce sweet potatoes, edible bean plant leaves, water melons, groundnuts among some common produce that has helped supplement their domestic diets.

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