Date Posted: November 10th, 2008
The farming techniques practiced by the Rwandan farmers in this story are very similar to those practiced by urban farmers who must make the most of very little land. The following Farm Radio International scripts provide information on growing food on a small piece of land, and in containers, respectively:
-“Garden on your rooftop” (Package 39, Script 2, April 1996)
-“Container gardens provide fresh vegetables to city dwellers” ((Package 53, Script 7, September 1999)
-Many techniques for producing maximum yields in a small area are described in the Wikipedia entry on biointensive agriculture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biointensive.
-The Canadian NGO Alternatives provides details on several soil-less gardening techniques: http://rooftopgardens.ca/?q=image/tid/66.