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CBC’s Dispatches reports on “Food crisis: City Farming” – Uganda, Ghana


IDRC Photo: Monica Rucki
Urban Farming in Accra

“While we in the urban West congratulate ourselves on innovations like the 100-Mile Diet and eating food raised close to home, much of Africa has been quietly surviving on the 100-metre version.

“Their produce isn’t trucked halfway across the continent. Some of it grows in greenspace hacked right out of city landscapes.

“That’s why you’ll see lettuce under power lines, and cassavas in the culverts.

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May 20, 2008   Comments Off

CBC Radio: Diet For A Hungry Planet – Urban Agriculture


Joe Nasr, one of the authors of the classic book ‘Urban Agriculture – Food Jobs and Sustainable Cities’, spoke about city farming on CBC’s ‘The Current’ today. The show can be heard as a podcast linked below. Joe Nasr, co-founder of the North American Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Alliance, teaches urban agriculture at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Hear the CBC show here (the second story).

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February 12, 2008   Comments Off