Category — Sierra Leone
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.
February 4, 2008 Comments Off on Backyard Gardening Project in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa