Nourishing the Planet TV: From the Township Garden to the City Table

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Around 1 million people in South Africa—the majority of whom are recent arrivals from the former apartheid homelands, Transkei and Ciskei— live in the shacks that make up Khayelitsha, Nyanga and the area surrounding the Cape Flats outside Cape Town.  Just under half, or 40 percent, of the population is unemployed, while the rest barely earn enough income to feed their families. In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet research fellow, Molly Theobald, introduces an innovation that is helping families in these settlements become farmers to improve their diets, create a source of income, restore the local environment and bring fresh produce to the city.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04_SureycS8&feature=player_embedded

To read more about innovations that improve diets and incomes while bringing fresh produce to the city, see: From the Township Garden to the City Table.

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