Urban Agriculture and Nature Conservation



Intensive training and follow-up support in Urban Agriculture and Horticulture for the poor in Cape Town, South Africa

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Beneficiaries live in poverty-stricken townships with high levels of unemployment, hunger and HIV/AIDS. Most lack formal education or skills. Communities lack housing and other essential resources. Townships are built on infertile sand-dunes, where precious Cape Flora has been badly damaged. Beneficiaries include women, youth, the elderly and persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

How will this project solve this problem?

To provide 200 disadvantaged people with intensive training in organic Urban Agriculture or Horticulture. Each trainee will receive a starter pack with everything necessary to start their own gardens. Fieldwork support will be provided for one year.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will help communities fight poverty and hunger, while conserving the environment.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $0

Funding Policy: partial

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $0 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $48,125.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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