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TAYLOR - AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVES Pt 2 Urban Farmers FOR 9-20-11


On just 10 hectares of land in the center of Nairobi, almost a million people endure a daily battle to survive. Kibera slum in Kenya’s capital city is infamous for terrible poverty, brutal crime and filthy living conditions, often leading to disease and death. But there’s also an aspect of life in Kibera that remains hidden. Here, among all the suffering and tragedy, 1,000 residents are farming among the shacks. International agricultural researchers say these urban farmers are saving many thousands of people from hunger. In this second of our five part series focusing on African agricultural initiatives, VOA’s Darren Taylor reports.

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