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Urban Agriculture Demonstration Garden

Project Rationale:

Poor people migrate to urban areas in search of livelihoods and settle in suburbs small hut that has no space other than dwelling. In costly townships, they hardly afford to buy good and nutritive food for their family with their limited. Due to uncertain daily earnings of which family faces food and nutrition insecurity, entire family becomes malnourished. They have do not find any opportunity and technology to grow food using the least spaces available alongside their houses.

Apart, the rich people are able to buy food, they do not grow food. They have enough spaces, such as root top, walls, backyard, balcony. There are thousands of acres of roof, wall spaces and road side lands available in towns, kept unproductive. Food and vegetable prices in the market goes up, as there is a high market demand by these non growers. 

High market price put poor in trouble who cannot buy required nutritive vegetables. They are compelled to consume more carbohydrates that lead to malnutrition, especially among children.

To combat little bit such situation, we plan to demonstrate and transfer the knowledge, technology and practice. We have the knowledge, technology and practice of Soil Less Agriculture ( we use sand) that can beused in reducing food and nutrition insecurity among poor slum dwellers.

Targetgroup:   

100 school Children and 100 women will be benefitted directly and above 10 thousand indirectly.

Longterm Goal: 

To promote food production to address global hunger and the present global need of Food Production through Urban Agriculture practices

Shortterm Goals:

1          To aware urban populations about present global need of Food Production

2          To transfer technology to 200 children and women for greater interest of increased food production and improved family nutrition

            3          To demonstrate best practices so people could follow to gain skill

Where it's at:

Rickshaw Colony Slum
Niladribihar
Bhubaneswar Orissa 751021
India

Garden type:

demonstration/education garden

Garden size (in square feet):

600

Garden beneficiaries:

children and food insecure people

Number of people reached:

200

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
soil
watering hose
compost bin

Project leaders:

Tapan Padhi
Atasee Mishra, Chairman

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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