Category — Vietnam
This farm will create green jobs and provide healthy food to the community
The Viet Village Urban Farm project represents an effort to reestablish the tradition of local farming in this community after Katrina. New Orleans East was one of the most damaged areas of the city New Orleans during the storms of 2005. In response to the devastation, the community has organized around the idea of creating an urban farm and market as the center of the community. The farm, located on 28-acres in the heart of the community, will be a combination of small-plot gardening for family consumption, larger commercial plots focused on providing food for local restaurants and grocery stores in New Orleans, and a livestock area for raising chickens and goats in the traditional Vietnamese way.
August 29, 2010 Comments Off
At work in an Alleycat Acres garden. Photo by Alleycat Acres.
Farming in the City: Joys of Growing Food
by Ann Dornfeld
This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report
July 5, 2010
The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of 125 million people.
The short article is about Seattle’s Alleycat Acres. Sean Conroe and Amber Banks are interviewed. Following the story, 42 people from around the world used their limited English to comment on the story and speak about urban agriculture.
July 9, 2010 Comments Off
Urban Agriculture clip 1.
This film, produced by the RUAF, is a very good, brief introduction to urban agriculture. Cities visited include: Dakar, Senegal; Hanoi, Vietnam; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Quito Ecuador.
Part 2 of the video is on the following page.
November 20, 2008 Comments Off
Along with the IDRC and the RUAF, Urban Harvest, headquartered in Lima, Peru, is a major centre for international urban agriculture development. This recent publication, 2007, is available for download as a 64 page PDF (3.2MB).
“Although many migrants move to cities in the
expectation of more and better-paid jobs than in the
country-side, we know that many cities have as much as
90% informal employment, meaning occasional and
precarious opportunities for earning income. Urban crop
production and livestock-keeping have been shown to be
complementary activities to casual non-farm work for
many families and improving their income-generating
potential can help them move out of poverty.
February 21, 2008 Comments Off