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Dakar: creating micro-gardens using recycled materials

Author: FAO, EStà, Municipality of Dakar

The Municipality of Dakar implemented a project of micro-gardening on tables made out of mainly recycled materials. The project aims at addressing food insecurity in disadvantaged areas of the city. Requiring inexpensive technology and little physical effort, creating micro gardens is an activity that everyone can take part in - women, the youth, the elderly, the disabled and inmates of remand homes and prisons - all of which fosters social inclusion.

Region: Africa
Coverage: Senegal
Areas of focus: Food production and ecosystem management