"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

10.12.2010

sustainable agriculture in South Kivu

TED Fellow Alex Petroff of Working Villages International discusses a sustainable agriculture project in Ruzizi, South Kivu. In three minutes:



Other than the last part (Yachting? Seriously?), I found this an interesting model of the ways that best practices from around the world can be integrated into local contexts while using local expertise. What do you think?

2 Comments:

Anonymous MJ said...

except that he never describes how any of this will actually be made sustainable

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:28:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight: a foreigner comes into South Kivu with lots of capital and seeds and he starts a big plantation. He came to help the "starving" local population learn how to farm. What is so special about this, other than its neo-colonial overtones?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 3:07:00 PM

 

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