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

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