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

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

  1. 1. IS MICRO FARMINGTHE KEY TO THEFUTURE?Abalimi BezekhayaRob Small
  2. 2. Agriculture at Present – Is a War on Nature:
  3. 3. Not to mention the inherent cruelty of the system:
  4. 4. And the Inefficiencies of the Food System:
  5. 5. Industrial Agriculture – Is a major driver of Climate Change:
  6. 6. The Solution – Urban Agriculture: The Abalimi Bezekhaya Model
  7. 7. 1982: Abalimi Established 1985: Nyanga Garden Centre1989: Khayelitsha Garden Centre 1995: Field Worker 1995: Training Programme Programme
  8. 8. 1996: SEED 1996: SCAGA 1997: Philippi, Nyanga,1997: More Field Workers Gugulethu, Crossroads 2002: Vukuzenzela 2008: Harvest of Hope
  9. 9. Urban Farms: Transforming Degraded Lands - SCAGA
  10. 10. Abalimi Urban Farms: Masikhanye
  11. 11. Abalimi Urban Farms: Fezeka
  12. 12. The Abalimi Model: From farm to plate
  13. 13. Urban Agriculture Activities Abalimi Supports:
  14. 14. Resource Support: Farmer Markets, Micro-credit and Garden Centres: tunnels, cold storage savings schemes: Business Skills: Agricultural Inputs: and packing sheds:Training:
  15. 15. Training Programme:
  16. 16. Garden Centres:Nyanga Garden Centre Khayelitsha Garden Centre
  17. 17. Harvest of Hope:
  18. 18. Organisational building and sustainability:
  19. 19. Greening Projects:
  20. 20. ABALIMI AT PRESENT ANDEXTENDING THE ABALIMI MODEL: FARM ANDGARDEN NATIONAL TRUST
  21. 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

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