In the United States, even if you live in a city, you may find yourself waking to the squawk of a chicken these days. There’s something of an urban farming movement underway in America — people raising small livestock in their small yards.
Well, that’s not just happening in the US.
Regina Wangari raises livestock — chickens, rabbits, and goats — on her urban farm in a dense slum of Nairobi, Kenya. City dwellers throughout sub-Saharan Africa are taking up farming to feed their families and to make a living. Correspondent Anders Kelto met Wangari to learn about shifting attitudes toward farming in and near cities.
We’ll have his full report that explores why urban farming is on the rise in Africa soon at theworld.org. In the meantime, tell us about the farms in your neighborhood.