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“30 by 30” – Singapore Government’s Goal Through Urban Farming

Rapid urbanization towards the end of the 20th century drastically reduced agricultural land in Singapore resulting in a heavy reliance on imports for its food needs. Read about how the government and its people turn adversities into opportunities.

One Individual’s Roadside Beautification Project Turned Into a Farm (Kerala, India)

The COVID pandemic has hit people hard around the world, not only in terms of health risks but also their most basic economic security and well-being. Some are using this as an opportunity to become self-sufficient by growing food for their own families or as...

Indian Schools Asked to Set up School Nutrition Gardens

Smt Sulochana Singhania School Thane (Mumbai) - organic farming
All schools in India have been asked to set up "school nutrition gardens" by the central government. The gardens will have to be managed by the students, with the help of staff and teachers. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), which governs the education...

Malaysia: Deputy Agriculture Minister on Urban Farms

Malaysian deputy agriculture minister Sim Tze Tzin has taken up urban farming in his constituency of Bayan Baru. The small garden outside the double-storey unit that serves as Sim's service centre now boasts eggplants, cucumbers and other herbs. Sim said the country is facing a fundamental...

Strawberries Grown in Dubai

The UAE’s harsh climate is not conducive to farming let alone the cultivation of a fruit like strawberry. But all that is going to change now. By year-end, Dubai residents will be able to enjoy strawberries grown right here in the city. French start-up Agricool,...

5 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow At Home

With over 90 per cent of the food imported, it is no secret that Singapore struggles to feed itself, relying on food producers from over 160 countries. While diversifying food sources helps alleviate some of these issues, it also creates an unsustainable reliance on ships,...

Growing Vegetables Is Easy, But Also Hard

Starting your own garden can be a cheap and easy way to feed your family, but it's not as easy as it sounds. New Zealand's Edible Landscapes Architect, Shai Brod says carbon and nitrogen are the key ingredients for making good compost and soil for...

Local Physician in Maasin City Philippines Encourages Growing Own Food

Ron Finley’s saying, “Growing your own food is like printing your own money,” is related to what you can achieve if you will plant your own food through food gardening, Provincial Health Physician Dr. Noel Lumen disclosed. During the Nutrition Month Culmination activity in July,...

Aranya – Turning Barren Land Into A Food Forest With Permaculture

Padma and Narsanna Koppula have turned a barren piece of land in India's Medak district into a food forest by engaging the community that lives around it. Narsanna and Padma have been pursuing permaculture for several years now. According to them, permaculture is pro-nature and...

Growing Food In A Suburban Garden Restores Vital Connection To Nature

All her life, Jane Griffiths knew that growing her own food made economic and environmental sense. "My mom grew up on a farm in East Griqualand and I spent plenty of time there when I was young," she says. "The farm was almost completely self-sufficient...