Is micro-farming the key to the future?: Abalimi Bezekhaya

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Presentation by Rob Small at the Inspiring Change Gathering in Cape Town, South Africa on 18 November 2011. www.climatesmartcapetown.co.za/events/inspiringchange

Presentation by Rob Small at the Inspiring Change Gathering in Cape Town, South Africa on 18 November 2011. www.climatesmartcapetown.co.za/events/inspiringchange

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  • 1. IS MICRO FARMINGTHE KEY TO THEFUTURE?Abalimi BezekhayaRob Small
  • 2. Agriculture at Present – Is a War on Nature:
  • 3. Not to mention the inherent cruelty of the system:
  • 4. And the Inefficiencies of the Food System:
  • 5. Industrial Agriculture – Is a major driver of Climate Change:
  • 6. The Solution – Urban Agriculture: The Abalimi Bezekhaya Model
  • 7. 1982: Abalimi Established 1985: Nyanga Garden Centre1989: Khayelitsha Garden Centre 1995: Field Worker 1995: Training Programme Programme
  • 8. 1996: SEED 1996: SCAGA 1997: Philippi, Nyanga,1997: More Field Workers Gugulethu, Crossroads 2002: Vukuzenzela 2008: Harvest of Hope
  • 9. Urban Farms: Transforming Degraded Lands - SCAGA
  • 10. Abalimi Urban Farms: Masikhanye
  • 11. Abalimi Urban Farms: Fezeka
  • 12. The Abalimi Model: From farm to plate
  • 13. Urban Agriculture Activities Abalimi Supports:
  • 14. Resource Support: Farmer Markets, Micro-credit and Garden Centres: tunnels, cold storage savings schemes: Business Skills: Agricultural Inputs: and packing sheds:Training:
  • 15. Training Programme:
  • 16. Garden Centres:Nyanga Garden Centre Khayelitsha Garden Centre
  • 17. Harvest of Hope:
  • 18. Organisational building and sustainability:
  • 19. Greening Projects:
  • 20. ABALIMI AT PRESENT ANDEXTENDING THE ABALIMI MODEL: FARM ANDGARDEN NATIONAL TRUST
  • 21. Thank you for your time: FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US AT: TEL /FAX: +27 (21) 371 1653POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box 44, Observatory, Cape Town, 7935, South AfricaPHYSICAL ADRESS: Cwango Cresent, (Cnr New Eisleben Rd and Lansdowne Rd, behind Shoprite Centre) Philippi, 7785 EMAIL: info@abalimi.org.za