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Food project encourages sustainable agriculture

Food for Life (FFL) Children's Projects, in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa, recently conducted a schools workshop which focused on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty at the Northdene AgroEcology Research Centre.

Bharathi Tugh of Food & Trees for Africa, highlighted the aspects around sustainable living, permaculture and developing a consciousness of caring and reverence for the Earth. The attendees were also exposed to the aqua-ponic component of the centre, which conducts research on utilising fish waste as a form of organic fertiliser.

Speaking on this, FFL Manager Divesh Maharaj said, "It can be shown that vegetables grow faster when cultivated using fish waste as opposed to conventional fertilisers. After the workshop, the learners were provided with a meal and writing material, which keeps in with the FFL ideology of combining nutrition and learning as a hand-in-glove approach to support educational development initiatives. This interactive and practical workshop was attended by 40 learners from various schools in Chatsworth, who were given instructions on the above mentioned concepts.

Thanks to: Chatsworth Tabloid
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