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Backyard Gardening Project in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa

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Glouster, Leicester and Sumiala Towns are found in the western urban area within the Freetown municipality. They have a population of about 562,000 people; 60% take part in backyard gardening; most are women who depend on their garden to augment their basic livelihood. These activities were interrupted during the war but there is now a renewed interest in this activity.

35% of the population depend on the production of cash crops and a few other mixed crops, which they use to support their children and pay for household expenses.

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February 4, 2008   Comments Off