Urban Gardens Program for HIV-Affected Women and Children

The project began in Ethiopia in 2004-2008. The USAID/Ethiopia funded program established school and community gardens in six cities: Adama, Addis Ababa, Awassa, Bahir Dar, Dessie, and Gondor. The program improved the food security of 110,000 women and children, and culminated in a conference entitled “Beyond Urban Gardens,” that sought to advance urban agriculture as a means of addressing urban food security. Although USAID/Ethiopia is no longer funding this specific program, some technical assistance and the gardens themselves are still available to urban growers.


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