Urban Agriculture students learn about corporate food systems, alternative and more equitable models of urban-based agriculture, and larger food and environmental justice movements. That’s when they aren’t getting their hands dirty in the University of San Francisco Community Garden and with organizations around the Bay Area, learning advanced skills in organic gardening, permaculture, urban homesteading, sustainable living and local food production and distribution.
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Recognizing hunger as major indicator of vulnerability, CCES in partnership with communities implements a program on organic farming that will help secure supply of food for the families. This project aims to equip the farmers in vulnerable areas with appropriate knowledge on sustainable farming techniques that hopes to achieve maximum yield.
Finding alternative sources of income is also a challenge, hence farmers’ groups of women and men are now engaged in handicrafts making using the abundant supply of pandan and other indigenous resources in the communities such as nito, bamboo, abaca and rattan.
Sumant Kumar, a farmer in the village of Darveshpura in northeast India’s state of Bihar, usually harvested four to five metric tons of rice per hectare, which is about the paddy yield average, worldwide. However, in 2011, with techniques that use organic fertilizer and no herbicides or GMOs, and which require less water and seeds, he astonishingly grew 22.4 metric tons, a world record, on just one hectare.