Container gardening to alleviate hunger


Container gardening against hunger and child malnutrition

by Prof. Dr. Willem VAN COTTHEM


In Belgium, I am growing continuously plants in bottles and pots, thus reducing irrigation for at least 50 %. My plants do not need special care: I can leave them for weeks and weeks without “labouring my garden”. See my blog:

Thousands of photos collected in the albums of my Facebook page ( make it clear that anyone in the developing countries can copy these experiments and multiply the type and number of containers to produce a sufficient quantity of fresh food and seedlings of fruit trees. This can be done (even by children at school) at almost no cost.

Why don’t we set up a large-scale test in one of the areas affected by hunger to show once again what is already known? Why continuously importing expensive food if every single person…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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